Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles

Alan M. Goldstein
John Wiley & Sons, 2006 M12 20 - 528 páginas
Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles is designed to present the current state of the field, in terms of law, ethics, research and practice. Reflecting the efforts of almost 50 expert contributors, this comprehensive reference provides a basis for conducting forensic mental health assessments consistent with the state of the field as it currently exists and the standard of care that is emerging.

This must-have resource contains coverage of:

  • Mainstream topics such as civil commitment, termination of parental rights, and federal sentencing evaluations
  • Psycho-legal topics such as clergy and teacher sexual abuse, elder abuse, and end of life issues
  • The appropriate application of instruments frequently used in clinical psychology to address psycho-legal issues

Ideal for forensic mental health professionals, civil and criminal attorneys, and advanced students, Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles is the definitive comprehensive reference in the field.

"Alan Goldstein has his finger on the pulse of forensic psychology. He and his A-list contributors showcase a striking array of classic conundrums and budding courtroom controversies. Remarkably, their analysis is as deep as their coverage is broad. There are two or three works that simply have to be on the shelf of every forensic psychologist. This book is one of them."

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I find this book to be a further description of previously published work. A good book no doubt but a retelling of other forensic textbooks.


Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part II Forensic Assessment Methodology
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part III Ethical Issues in Forensic Practice
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part IV Civil Forensic Psychology
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part V Criminal Forensic Psychology
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VI Forensic Mental Health Experts in the Courtroom
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VII Forensic Psychological Consultation
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VIII Special Populations
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part IX Special Topics in Forensic Practice
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Author Index
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Subject Index
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Página 191 - The facts or data in the particular case upon which an expert bases an opinion or inference may be those perceived by or made known to him at or before the hearing. If of a type reasonably relied upon by experts in the particular field in forming opinions or inferences upon the subject, the facts or data need not be admissible in evidence.
Página 180 - Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body ; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient's consent commits an assault, for which he is liable in damages.
Página 147 - ... sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field in which it belongs.
Página 193 - If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise...
Página 518 - disability" means, with respect to an individual (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment.
Página 234 - In short, a State cannot constitutionally confine without more a nondangerous individual who is capable of surviving safely in freedom by himself or with the help of willing and responsible family members or friends.
Página 386 - This requires showing that counsel made errors so serious that counsel was not functioning as the "counsel" guaranteed the defendant by the Sixth Amendment.
Página 175 - ... (1) The communications must originate in a confidence that they will not be disclosed; (2) This element of confidentiality must be essential to the full and satisfactory maintenance of the relation between the parties...
Página 334 - We are now faced with those questions and we conclude that the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments require that the sentencer, in all but the rarest kind of capital case, not be precluded from considering, as a mitigating factor, any aspect of a defendant's character or record and any of the circumstances of the offense that the defendant proffers as a basis for a sentence less than death.
Página 307 - While no one would think of calling as a witness an infant only two or three years old, there is no precise age which determines the question of competency. This depends on the capacity and intelligence of the child, his appreciation of the difference between truth and falsehood, as well as of his duty to tell the former.

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Dr. Alan Goldstein is Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY and is a widely recognized expert and speaker on forensic issues. He is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychologist of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He serves as an expert witness for defense and prosecuting attorneys on the state and federal levels, where his work includes evaluations for validity of Miranda rights waivers, trial competence, criminal sentencing, issues related to criminal responsibility, death penalty litigation, and future risk of violence. He is also a consultant to a number of law enforcement agencies.

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