- 2010 240pp paperbound ISBN: 9780195366174
- Best Practices for Forensic Mental Health Assessments Series
This book considers those legal, ethical and assessment issues that arise when forensic mental health professionals are asked to evaluate an individual's capacity to waive his or her Miranda rights, and the subsequent validity of the confession.
Provides a detailed "how-to" for practitioners, including information on data collection, interpretation, report writing and expert testimony.
Table of Contents
The Legal ContextAPPLICATION
Forensic Mental Health Concepts
Empirical Foundations and Limits
Preparation for the EvaluationReferences
Report Writing and Testimony
Tests and Specialized Tools
Cases and Statutes
About the Authors
Alan Goldstein, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York.
Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.