Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2011-12-06
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780195383522

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An invaluable guide for neuropsychologists who provide expert testimony in both civil and criminal court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. Topics include scientific reasoning, ethical and professional issues, admissibility of evidence, malingering, traumatic brain injury in children and adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, unexplained medical disorders, functional neuroimaging, and civil and criminal competencies and responsibilities.

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment
Author: Elbert W. Russell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2012
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780124160293

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Neuropsychology is a specialized branch of psychology which focuses on the relationship between the brain and human functions including cognition, behaviour, and emotion. With an emphasis on a scientific approach which includes analysing quantitative data, neuropsychology follows an information processing approach to brain activity using standard assessments to evaluate various mental functions. This book examines the standardized battery of tests in neuropsychology, with a particular focus on forensic applications of these tests, suggesting that a united theory of assessment needs to be established. Bringing together multiple articles related to forensic neuropsychology, this book offers an exploration of the neurological and psychometric theoretical basis for standardized batteries as well as a comparison between flexible and standardized batteries. Ultimately, it is argued that a standardized battery of tests need to be used and explains the justification for the reliability of this approach, especially in relation to expert witness testimony. While doing this, formal procedures, including advanced mathematical procedures such as formulas and decision tree algorithms, are presented to be utilized in assessments. With its thorough examination of the theoretical and practical applications of a standardized battery in neuropsychological assessment, this book will prove helpful to clinical practitioners and attorneys using assessment for their cases. Provides a unified theoretical basis for a standardized neuropsychological assessment battery Shows the justification for using neuropsychological assessment in forensic applications Offers practical examples which can be used to create a standardized assessment battery

Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology

Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Kyle Brauer Boone
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-18
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781462507337

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Written by a foremost expert in the field, this hands-on, evidence-based guide describes how to conduct a comprehensive forensic neuropsychological evaluation and provide expert testimony. All steps are covered--from selecting, scoring, and interpreting tests to writing reports and responding to cross-examination--with special attention to assessing noncredible performance. The book identifies seven common flaws of forensic neuropsychological reports and shows how to avoid them. Excerpts from testimony transcripts illustrate ways neuropsychologists can protect their reports from attack. Also featured are case illustrations and a sample report.

Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: PhD Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2011-12-06
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780190452445

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Neuropsychologists are frequently asked to serve as experts for court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. This fully-updated second edition describes the application of neuropsychology to legal issues in both the civil and criminal courts. The book emphasizes the scientific basis of neuropsychology, as well as using a scientific approach in addressing forensic questions. All of the contributors are recognized experts in their fields, and the chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, admissibility of neuropsychological evidence, and ethics. Also covered are functional neuroimaging in forensic neuropsychology and the determination of damages in personal injury litigation, including pediatric brain injury (traumatic injury and perinatal birth injury), mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and assessment of medically unexplained symptoms. Civil competencies in elderly persons with dementia are addressed in a separate chapter, and two chapters deal with the assessment of competency and responsibility in criminal forensic neuropsychology. The book closes with a perspective on trends in forensic practice and research. Like the previous edition, this new volume is an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and trainees.

Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Author: Barry Rosenfeld,Steven D. Penrod
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2011-04-12
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780470933404

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The only professional resource to focus exclusively on research methods in forensic psychology With specific advice on topics of particular importance to forensic specialists, Research Methods in Forensic Psychology presents state-of-the-discipline summaries of the issues that relate to psychology and law research. Edited by renowned experts in the field, this resource features contributions by leading scholars in forensic psychology and law, with discussion of relevant topics such as: Meta-analysis Jury decision making Internet-based data collection Legal research techniques for the social scientist Offender treatment Competence to stand trial Criminal profiling False confessions and interrogations Trial-related psycho-legal issues Accuracy of eyewitnesses and children Violence risk assessment This comprehensive guide is designed for a wide range of scholars and legal professionals, presenting a succinct overview of the field of psychology and law as viewed by some of the world's foremost experts.

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology  Second Edition
Author: Lawrence C. Hartlage, PhD, ABPP, ABPN,Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2010-02-18
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0826118860

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"This book brings together excellent contributions spanning the historic basis of neuropsychology in forensic practice, ethical and legal issues, and practical instruction....The editors have done an outstanding job in providing us with a volume that represents state-of-the-art in forensic neuropsychology. This volume also will be useful for graduate students, fellows, and practitioners in clinical neuropsychology." --Igor Grant, MD, Executive Vice Chair, UCSD Department of Psychiatry This book serves as an updated authoritative contemporary reference work intended for use by forensic neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, attorneys, judges, law students, police officers, special educators, and clinical and school psychologists, among other professionals. This book discusses the foundations of forensic neuropsychology, ethical/legal issues, practice issues and special areas and populations. Key topics discussed include the principles of brain structure and function, history of clinical neuropsychology, neuropsychology of intelligence, normative and scaling issues, and symptom validity testing and neuroimaging. Special areas and populations will include disability and fitness for duty evaluations, aging and dementia, children and adolescents, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and Neurotoxicology. A concluding section focuses on the future of forensic neuropsychology.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman,Brian L. Brooks
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-01-30
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199734566

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Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the premier reference text on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. Written by an expert group of authors, this text is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for neuropsychologists who engage in forensic work.

Neuropsychological Report Writing

Neuropsychological Report Writing
Author: Jacobus Donders
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-02-03
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781462524174

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All neuropsychologists need to know how to produce evidence-based reports. This book brings together experts to provide an in-depth guide to high-quality report writing in a range of contexts, including evaluations of older adults, psychiatric patients, those with complex medical conditions, schoolchildren, and others. It reviews the fundamental elements of a clinical neuropsychological report and shows how to tailor findings, conclusions, and recommendations to particular audiences, such as referring physicians, school professionals, and legal decision makers. Of special utility, every chapter features excerpts of sample reports, including examples of strong and poor documentation of the same material.