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NCJ Number: 156316 Find in a Library
Title: Ethical Concerns of Nonclinical Forensic Witnesses and Consultants
Journal: Ethics and Behavior  Volume:3  Issue:3 and 4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:329-343
Author(s): J E Pfeifer; J C Brigham
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 15
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ethical dilemmas of nonclinical forensic psychologists are discussed.
Abstract: Current research suggests that nonclinical forensic psychologists are appearing increasingly more often in the legal arena. This article argues that many of the ethical dilemmas that face these psychologists differ from those encountered by clinical forensic psychologists. To test the accuracy of this assertion, 37 nonclinical forensic psychologists were surveyed to identify some of the ethical issues and dilemmas they have encountered while engaging in expert testimony or pretrial consulting. Respondents were asked about how they have resolved these ethical issues and whether they were aware of the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists (Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists, 1991). Results of the survey are discussed in terms of the need for additional regulatory guidelines or professional standards that speak directly to the ethical issues confronting nonclinical, forensic expert witnesses and consultants. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Criminology; Forensic psychology; Psychology
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