Learning Forensic Assessment: Research and Practice (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health 2nd Revised edition)

Learning Forensic Assessment: Research and Practice (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health 2nd Revised edition)

By: Ronald Roesch (editor), Rebecca J. Jackson (editor)Paperback

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Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.

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Rebecca Jackson, PhD, is the Clinical Director of the Florida Civil Commitment Center, a 720-bed sex offender civil commitment facility. Previously she was associate professor and director of the Forensic Certification Program in Psychology and Law at Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA. Ronald Roesch, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University (SFU), and Director, Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute, SFU, and Past President of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) and the American Psychology-Law Society (Div. 41 APA). He serves as editor of the International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health Books Series.


About the Editors Contributors Preface I: Professional and Practice Issues 1.Training in Forensic Assessment and Intervention: Implications for Principle-Based Models David DeMatteo, Jeffrey Burl, Sarah Filone, and Kirk Heilbrun 2.Legal Theory and the Relationship Between Psychology and Law Deborah A. Connolly and Patricia I. Coburn 3.Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology Mary A. Connell II: Adult Forensic Assessment 4.Learning Forensic Examinations of Adjudicative Competency Stephen L. Golding 5.An Introduction to Insanity Evaluations Richard Rogers 6.The Clinical Assessment of Psychopathy Michael J. Vitacco, Craig S. Neumann, Lori Welch, and Peter Buckley 7.Violence Risk Assessment Michelle R. Guyton and Rebecca L. Jackson 8.Evaluations for Sexual Offender Civil Commitment Amy Phenix and Rebecca L. Jackson 9.Forensic Psychology Evaluations at Capital Sentencing Mark D. Cunningham 10.Competency for Execution Patricia A. Zapf III. Juvenile Forensic Assessment 11.The Capacity of Juveniles to Understand and Waive Arrest Right Ronald Roesch, Kaitlyn McLachlan, and Jodi Viljoen 12.Assessing Adolescents' Adjudicative Competence Ronald Roesch and Jodi Viljoen 13.Clinical Forensic Evaluations for Juvenile Transfer to Adult Criminal Court Randall T. Salekin, Ross D. Grimes, and Elizabeth W. Adams 14.Assessing Child and Adolescent Psychopathy Randall T. Salekin, Sara A. Debus, Emily MacDougall, and Abby Clark 15.Assessing Risk for Violence and Offending in Adolescents Jodi Viljoen, Andrew L. Gray, and Carmelina Barone IV. Civil Forensic Assessment 16.Child Custody Evaluations Robert A. Zibbell and Geri Fuhrmann 17.Evaluations of Individuals for Disability Insurance and Social Security Contexts William E. Foote 18.Personal Injury Evaluations Christmas N. Covell and Jennifer G. Wheeler 19.Civil Commitment Evaluations: Current Practice and Suggestions for the Future Eric Strachan V. Communicating Your Findings 20.Writing Forensic Psychological Reports Audrey K. Miller and Gregg J. Gagliardi 21.Testifying in Court: Evidenced-Based Recommendations for Expert-Witness Testimony Marcus T. Boccaccini, Phylissa P. Kwartner, and Paige B. Harris

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  • publication date: 28/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781138776197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 562
  • ID: 9781138776197
  • weight: 980
  • ISBN10: 113877619X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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