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Evaluation of juveniles' competence to stand trial /
Ivan Kruh, Thomas Grisso.
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
description
xiii, 281 p.
ISBN
0195323076 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780195323078 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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0195323076 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780195323078 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
The legal context -- Forensic mental health concepts -- Empirical foundations and limits -- Application -- Preparation for the evaluation -- Data collection -- Interpretation -- Report writing and testimony.
catalogue key
6685937
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice forparticular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report andtestifying in court. In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.
Main Description
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

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