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Psychological Evaluations for the Courts
Third Edition
A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

Gary B. Melton, John Petrila, Norman G. Poythress, and Christopher Slobogin
With Phillip M. Lyons, Jr. and Randy K. Otto

930 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
September 2007
ISBN 978-1-57230-966-1
Cat. #0966
Price: $125.00 $106.25
March 2011
ISBN 978-1-60623-739-7
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I. General Considerations

1. Law and the Mental Health Professions: An Uneasy Alliance

2. An Overview of the Legal System: Sources of Law, the Court System, and the Adjudicative Process

3. The Nature and Method of Forensic Assessment

4. Constitutional, Common-Law, and Ethical Contours of the Evaluation Process: The Mental Health Professional as Double Agent

5. Managing Public and Private Forensic Services

II. The Criminal Process

6. Competency to Stand Trial

7. Other Competencies in the Criminal Process

8. Mental State at the Time of the Offense

9. Sentencing

III. Noncriminal Adjudication

10. Civil Commitment

11. Civil Competencies

12. Compensating Mental Injury: Workers' Compensation and Torts

13. Federal Antidiscrimination and Entitlement Laws

IV. Children and Families

14. Juvenile Delinquency

15. Child Abuse and Neglect

16. Child Custody in Divorce

17. Education and Habilitation

V. Communicating with the Courts

18. Consultation, Report Writing, and Expert Testimony

19. Sample Reports

20. Glossary

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