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NCJ Number: 155821 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Neuropsychology: Conceptual Foundations and Clinical Practice
Author(s): J A Valciukas
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 346
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-402-X
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed primarily to mental health professionals who perform psychological evaluations for the courts, as well as judges, attorneys, and other consumers of their reports, this volume presents state-of-the-art techniques for assessing brain function and behavior in a legal context, particularly criminal cases.
Abstract: The text explains how mental health workers rely on impressions and must resist halo effects. It also focuses on the difficulties in obtaining basic information such as medical information and family, educational, and work history in someone who is motivated to tell everything wrong or someone who avoids suggesting that anything is wrong. The text also focuses on the principles of physical examination, the review of the mental status, the evaluation of signs and syndromes, and the identification of possible mental disorders. Case histories are provided to illustrate the concepts and techniques. The text uses the terminology of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Checklists and questions, glossary, index, chapter reference lists and suggested further readings, and appended discussions of testing instruments and procedures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Forensic psychiatry; Forensic psychology; Psychological evaluation; Science and Technology; Testing and measurement
Note: Haworth Criminal Justice, Forensic Behavioral Sciences and Offender Rehabilitation
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