The Resource Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers, Gary B. Melton [and others]

Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers, Gary B. Melton [and others]

Label
Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers
Title
Psychological evaluations for the courts
Title remainder
a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers
Statement of responsibility
Gary B. Melton [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This definitive reference offers a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Extensively revised edition analyzes recent legal developments concerning the admissibility of expert testimony, the insanity defense, sexual predators, the death penalty, outpatient commitment, medication refusal, juvenile justice, antidiscrimination laws, special education laws, and more. It also presents new empirical findings and instruments related to risk assessment, criminal and civil competencies, child custody, and feigning mental illness
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8922
LC item number
.P77 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 K-998
  • W 740
NLM item number
P97345 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Melton, Gary B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forensic psychology
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Expert Testimony
  • Mental Competency
  • Insanity Defense
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Forensic psychology
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Forensische Psychologie
  • Forensische Psychiatrie
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers, Gary B. Melton [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Law and the mental health professions : an uneasy alliance -- An overview of the legal system : sources of law, the court system, and the adjudicative process -- The nature and method of forensic assessment -- Constitutional, common-law, and ethical contours of the evaluation process : the mental health professional as double agent -- Managing public and private forensic services -- Competency to stand trial
  • Other competencies in the criminal process -- Mental state at the time of the offense -- Sentencing -- Civil commitment -- Civil competencies -- Compensating mental injury : workers' compensation and torts -- Federal antidiscrimination and entitlement laws -- Juvenile delinquency -- Child abuse and neglect -- Child custody in divorce -- Education and habilitation -- Consultation, report writing, and expert testimony -- Sample reports -- Glossary
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxviii, 930 pages
Isbn
9781572309661
Lccn
2007023963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)141855000
Label
Psychological evaluations for the courts : a handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers, Gary B. Melton [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Law and the mental health professions : an uneasy alliance -- An overview of the legal system : sources of law, the court system, and the adjudicative process -- The nature and method of forensic assessment -- Constitutional, common-law, and ethical contours of the evaluation process : the mental health professional as double agent -- Managing public and private forensic services -- Competency to stand trial
  • Other competencies in the criminal process -- Mental state at the time of the offense -- Sentencing -- Civil commitment -- Civil competencies -- Compensating mental injury : workers' compensation and torts -- Federal antidiscrimination and entitlement laws -- Juvenile delinquency -- Child abuse and neglect -- Child custody in divorce -- Education and habilitation -- Consultation, report writing, and expert testimony -- Sample reports -- Glossary
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxviii, 930 pages
Isbn
9781572309661
Lccn
2007023963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)141855000

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