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Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment : PERSPECTIVES IN LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY - Kirk Heilbrun

Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

PERSPECTIVES IN LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY

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Published: 31st October 2001
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Unlike most of the literature in forensic mental health assessment, this book posits the existence of broad principles of forensic assessment that are applicable across different legal issues and are derived from and supported by sources of authority in ethics, law, science, and professional practice. The author describes and analyzes twenty-nine broad principles of forensic mental health assessment within this framework.

Introduction
Developing Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Preparation
First Contacts
Defining the Evaluator's Role
Using a Model
Data Collection
Selection
Administration
Data Interpretation
Assessing Response Style
Incorporating Scientific Reasoning and Data
Making Assertions and Clarifying Limits
Communication
Communicating Clearly
Testifying Effectively
Applying the Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Implications for Research, Training, Practice, and Policy
Index
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ISBN: 9780306465383
ISBN-10: 0306465388
Series: PERSPECTIVES IN LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71