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Title Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers / Gary B. Melton ... [and others]
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Guilford Press, [1997]


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 MELB  KN 391.5 G1 Mel/Pef  AVAILABLE
Description xxix, 794 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Law and the Mental Health Professions: An Uneasy Alliance -- Ch. 2. An Overview of the Legal System: Sources of Law, the Court System, and the Adjudicative Process -- Ch. 3. The Nature and Method of Forensic Assessment -- Ch. 4. Constitutional, Common-Law, and Ethical Contours of the Evaluation Process: The Mental Health Professional as Double Agent -- Ch. 5. Managing Public and Private Forensic Services -- Ch. 6. Competency to Stand Trial -- Ch. 7. Other Competencies in the Criminal Process -- Ch. 8. Mental State at the Time of the Offense -- Ch. 9. Sentencing -- Ch. 10. Civil Commitment -- Ch. 11. Civil Competencies -- Ch. 12. Compensating Mental Injuries: Workers' Compensation and Torts -- Ch. 13. Federal Antidiscrimination and Entitlement Laws -- Ch. 14. Juvenile Delinquency -- Ch. 15. Child Abuse and Neglect -- Ch. 16. Child Custody in Divorce -- Ch. 17. Education and Habilitation -- Ch. 18. Consultation, Report Writing, and Expert Testimony
Ch. 19. Sample Reports -- Ch. 20. Glossary
Summary "Considered the definitive reference and text since the publication of the first edition, Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Second Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive resource for both mental health and legal professionals. This updated and expanded work addresses a broad range of legal issues, offers suggestions for evaluation procedures, and reviews appropriate research on both clinical opinions and the legal process. With four entirely new chapters, the second edition has been revised throughout to include analyses of new case law and clinical techniques; important recent research on competency and dangerousness; and ethical rules developed by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Of special utility to students are policy-oriented exercises and fact-based case studies in nearly every chapter, 17 sample evaluation reports with illustrative commentary, detailed footnotes, chapter bibliographies, and an extensive glossary of medical and legal terms."--BOOK JACKET.opp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic psychiatry.
Forensic psychology.
Insanity (Law) -- United States -- Jurisprudence
Insanity (Law) -- United States.
Author Melton, Gary B.
LC no. 97010163
ISBN 1572302364 (hardcover : acid-free paper)