- xi, 180 p. ; 21 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Goldstein, Alan M.Grisso, Thomas.
- Contents: Defining forensic mental health assessment -- A history of forensic mental health assessment -- A history of selected forensic issues in FMHA -- Law as a contributor to best-practice standards -- Behavioral and medical sciences contributing to best-practice standards -- Professional ethics in contributing to a best-practice standard -- Professional practice contributing to best-practice standards -- Guidelines: Simon and Gold -- Principles: Melton and colleagues -- Principles: Heilbrun and colleagues -- Expert testimony maxims: Brodsky -- Principles of FMHA: an integration -- Establishing standards for forensic mental health assessments -- Structure and content of each of the remaining nineteen volumes.Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-168) and index.Summary: "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." "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."--BOOK JACKET.