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NCJ Number: 70531 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences  Volume:347  Dated:(June 20, 1980)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: New York Acad of Sciences
Publicity Director
United States of America
Editor(s): F Wright; C Bahn; R W Rieber
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 372
Sponsoring Agency: New York Acad of Sciences
New York, NY 10021
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Sale Source: New York Acad of Sciences
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United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These proceedings of a 1979 symposium on forensic psychology and psychiatry present the full texts of 30 presentations and 7 discussions of research findings in major symposium subject areas.
Abstract: Subject areas included competency to stand trial, issues of psychological evidence, crisis intervention and hostage negotiation, and special problems of the patient as offender. Additional subject areas were juvenile delinquency prevention through use of scare tactics, violence and the family, and the media and crime. Speakers were both criminal justice professionals and researchers from educational institutions. Four presentations on competency to stand trial discussed handling of the released mental patient, clinical and ethical problems in psychiatric assessments, diagnosis versus description in competency issues, and psychological aspects of courtroom testimony. The discussion of issues of psychological evidence focused on vocal indications of psychological stress, hypnosis, and determination of malingering. Sessions on crisis intervention and hostage negotiation examined hostage negotiation teams' values and organization, dynamics of the victim responses to terror, and the Stockholm syndrome. Sessions on patients as offenders focused on psychotherapy in probation and parole, group treatment of delinquents, the violent patient in the community, sentencing discretion, and legal aspects of treatment. Discussions of delinquency prevention examined the Scared Straight programs and the theory of juvenile intervention. Presentations on violence and the family examined social stress and marital violence, characteristics of families prone to violence, and violent surrogate families. Presentations on media and crime discussed studies of pornography and violence against women, a field study of television viewing and aggressive behavior in preschool children, aggression in children after observing filmed aggression, and the relationship of adolescent aggression to television. Closing discussions focused on a neuropsychosocial perspective of persistent juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior. Figures, tables, and chapter reference lists are included. For individual papers, see NCJ 70532-52.
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Competency to stand trial; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Evidence; Forensic psychiatry; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Psychological evaluation; Questioning under hypnosis; Violence on television; Voice identification
Note: This volume is the result of a symposium entitled Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, held on September 26-28, 1979
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