This article reviews the application of clinical neuropsychology to criminal court proceedings, a complex, underserved, yet growing area of neuropsychological practice. Author by : José A. In addition, the volume covers contemporary evidence-based assessment and interventions, including cognitive remediation and other cognitive oriented interventions. With coverage of both adult and juvenile contexts, chapters describe how to work effectively in correctional settings; gather information from multiple sources; detect deception; generate accurate, legally admissible findings; and communicate them successfully in the courtroom. Ethical Issues in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology, James A.
Using case studies culled from the author's own clinical work, the book provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action. Neuropsychology in the Juvenile Justice System, Timothy F. The chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, and ethics. His evaluations of criminal defendants has largely involved homicide cases and has involved a number of cases of multiple homicide, including a neuropsychological evaluation of Aileen Wournos at the request of the State Attorney's office. In conjunction with a forensic mental health examination, a clinical neuropsychological assessment can often clarify areas that in the past were obscure. The approach and batteries used should be capable of meeting legal standards.
It provides a large number of vistas, examples, case reports, and references where the link between brain disorder and crime can or cannot be argued and if such a link could or could not stand a chance to be successfully argued in court. The E-mail message field is required. These widely used instruments often require important modifications in their administration and interpretation when used for forensic purposes, and it is vital that the clinician is intimately familiar with their correct application, as well as their limitations. Challenges to admissibility of expert testimony were rare and were more likely to target specific sections of the practitioners' testimony rather than their admissibility as experts overall. Discussions on the theoretical differences between clinical and forensic work, the forensic evaluation process with conceptual model, historical and current perspectives on criminal competencies and responsibility, prediction of dangerousness, and professional and ethical issues often encountered in criminal neuropsychology are provided. Presenting Neuropsychological Findings, Opinions, and Testimony to the Criminal Court, Jerid M.
It provides the practicing clinical neuropsychologist, and other professionals working with persons with schizophrenia, with the knowledge and tools they need to provide competent professional neuropsychological services. This volume will be an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and trainees. Neuropsychological Consultation in the Sentencing Phase of Capital Cases, Robert L. This volume demonstrates the growth in what is known about cognition in schizophrenia, its assessment, and how this informs clinical practice. This text will be relied on by veteran experts already practicing in the field, new entrants to this practice, and those who are at the final stages of their training during internship and postdoctoral residency.
It will also be a most useful guide for judges, attorneys, and policymakers who deal with the questions at the heart of this volume. He is also Associate Professor and Director of Neuropsychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield. This book will be a welcome resource for those who teach, train, and practice in this area. Review of trauma, exposure to toxins, and other potential neurological events 5. Author Jose Valciukas focuses on the difficulties of extracting accurate medical and psychological information from individuals who are motivated to suggest that something or nothing is wrong with them.
The majority of participants' graduate and postdoctoral training was in neuropsychology, typically supplemented by forensic training through postgraduate continuing education. They are to be congratulated. They are to be congratulated. Comparison of right and left hand performance 7. The volume provides a comprehensive review of the legal authority that shapes neuropsychological evaluations in criminal proceedings.
As the first textbook to integrate real, practical applications of neuropsychology, it covers the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with brain illness or injury, as opposed to examining brain structures and functions alone. The book should also be considered as required reading by law schoolprofessors teaching courses on criminal law, especially those that involve psychology or neuropsychology. He has also testified in a number of death penalty appeal cases. A wide range of cognitive effort assessment techniques and strategies are critically reviewed, including both dedicated measures and the use of embedded indicators in standard clinical tests. Each chapter begins with a summary of the development of the assessment instrument in its more traditional applications in clinical settings, and then considers its utilization in forensic settings. This book will be a welcome resource for those who teach, train, and practice in this area. The book uncovers the professional issues that clinical neuropsychologists deal with daily, including neurogenerative disorders, acquired disorders, ethical practice issues, interviewing, testing, prognosis and treatment planning, drug prescriptions, and more.
The growing number of forensic practitioners involved in evaluating individuals in a criminal context will benefit greatly from this book. With coverage of both adult and juvenile contexts, chapters describe how to work effectively in correctional settings; gather information from multiple sources; detect deception; generate accurate, legally admissible findings; and communicate them successfully in the courtroom. In forensic settings formal testing for malingering or reduced effort with tests designed for this purpose is suggested. Abstract: Presents the legal and clinical foundations of neuropsychology practice in criminal forensic cases. With chapters offering both theoretical rigour and practical application, this is a unique resource that will be essential reading for any student, researcher or practitioner of forensic psychology or criminology. He is also Associate Professor and Director of Neuropsychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield. Assessment of personality and emotional adjustment.
Author by : Robert P. With more than 18 years of licensed experience, he has provided neuropsychological evaluations for the courts, defense as well as plaintiff attorney's, the Federal Aviation Administration, Hospitals, Employers, Worker's Compensation, Vocational Administration, as well as for Disability Insurance Carriers. Neuropsychology graduate students, interns, and residents will find it a highly useful text. As sophistication in neuro-psychological assessment has increased, applications for neuropsychology have expanded as well. Assessment of nonverbal skills such as construction 9.
Evaluation of Competency to Proceed, Bernice A. Psychological Evaluation in Miranda Waiver and Confession Cases, I. Denney is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and in clinical neuropsychology by both the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. A Final Word on Authentic Professional Competence in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology, James P. Detailed mental status examination 8. Key Features: Presents 300 highly-structured entries providing disorder features, pathology and physiology, clinical representation, assessment and diagnosis, and evidence-based treatments and interventions Covers neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders across the lifespan pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations Includes interventions and methods of treatment for the outcomes patients may experience Author by : Jane L.