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Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

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Edited by: Steven N. Sparta, Gerald P. Koocher

ISBN13: 9780195145847
ISBN: 0195145844
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £49.49



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Most professional forensic literature addresses the assessment of adults yet neglects the necessary differences that arise when working with minors. Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents presents the reader with essential knowledge and practical suggestions regarding the forensic assessment of minors involved in a variety of legal applications.

Methods of evaluation are described by leading experts regarding topics frequently encountered and of great importance to the courts including:-

  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Child custody in divorce proceedings
  • Risk assessment for violence
  • Potential for rehabilitation in juvenile court cases
  • Special education
  • Childhood development and trauma as mitigating circumstances in death penalty cases

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Part I: Forensic Assessment Issues: Ethics, Lawyers, Courts, Cultural Considerations, and Professional Liability
1. Lois A. Weithorn: The Legal Contexts of Forensic Assessment of Children and Familes
2. Gary B. Melton and Robin J. Kimbrough-Melton: Integrating Assessment, Treatment, and Justice: Pipe Dream or Possibility?
3. Gerald P. Koocher: Ethical Issues in Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents
4. William E. Foote: Ten Rules: How to Get Along Better With Lawyers and the Legal System
5. O. Brandt Caudill, Jr.: Avoiding Malpractice in Child Forensic Assessment
6. Steven R. Smith: Working with Courts, Judges and Lawyers: What Forensic Mental Health Professionals Should Know About Being Expert Witness
7. Roberto J. Velasquez, Jeanett Castellanos, Maria Garrido, Paula Maness, and Ulla Anderson: Intepreting Forensic Interview and Test Data of Latino Children: Recommendations for Culturally Competent Evaluations
Part II: Forensic Mental Health Applications
8. Linda Sayler Gudas and Jerome M. Sattler: Forensic Interviewing of Children and Adolescents
9. Kathryn Kuehnle and Steven N. Sparta: Assessing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in a Legal Context
10. Lois Oberlander Condie: Evaluating the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
11. Amy C. Tishelman, Alice W. Newton, Jennifer E. Denton and Andrea M. Vandeven: Child Physical Abuse and Neglect: Medical and Other Considerations in Forensic Psychological Assessment
12. Randy Borum: Assessing Risk for Violence Among Juvenile Offenders
13. Steven N. Sparta and Philip M. Stahl: Psychological Evaluation for Child Custody
14. Steven T. DeMers and Leah Nellis: Assessing Eligibility for and Appropriateness of Special Education Services
15. Michael A. Goldberg: Examining Children in Personal Injury Claims
16. Karen E. Wills and Jerry J. Sweet: Neuropsychological Considerations in Forensic Child Assessment
17. Steven B. Bisbing: A Pediatric Lead Litigation Primer: Foundations for Mental Health Assessment
18. Joseph T. McCann: Bullying and Stalking in Children and Adolescents: Assessing Obsessional Harassment
19. Robert Kinscherff: Forensic Assessment of Amenability to Rehabilitation in Juvenile Delinquency
20. Catherine Ayoub and Robert Kinscherff: Forensic Assessment of Parenting in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
21. David Medoff and Robert T. Kinscherff: Forensic Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders
22. Alan M. Goldstein, Naomi E. Goldstein and Rachel Kalbeitzer: Assessing Childhood Trauma and Developmental Factors as Mitigation in Capital Cases
23. David K. Wilcox: Assessing Firesetting Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Part III: Selected Measurement Issues
24. James N. Butcher and Kenneth S. Pope: The MMPI-A in Forensic Assessment
25. William N. Friedrich: Measures for Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse
26. Joseph T. McCann: Measuring Adolescent Personality and Psychopathology With the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)