Forensic Neuropsychology

Participants in the criminal judicial system can benefit from the input of neuropsychology, but neuropsychologists need to understand the unique aspects of forensic work in the criminal setting and have specialized knowledge and ...

Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology

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.

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Forensic Neuropsychology
Language: en
Pages: 552
Authors: PhD Glenn J. Larrabee
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. With chapters authored by top experts in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this book provides critical, knowledgeable, and expert information for clinicians, attorneys, physicians and
Forensic Neuropsychology
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Jerry J. Sweet
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: CRC Press

In recent years, forensic neuropsychology has become a practice area of explosive growth and interest. This text elucidates the practice of forensic neuropsychology for those who need to understand the scope and limitations of this field. Fifteen chapters by neuropsychology and legal experts organized into four sections (Fundamentals, Practice Expertise,
Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Lawrence C. Hartlage, PhD, ABPP, ABPN, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-18 - Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

"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,
Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Kyle Brauer Boone
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-18 - Publisher: Guilford Press

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