Mental health and legal professionals face formidable challenges in applying
their knowledge and expertise to the criminal justice system. This
book addresses psycholegal issues from both law (e.g., statutes, case law,
and legal theory) and clinical-forensic (e.g., empirically based knowledge
and specialized methods) perspectives.Within the criminal justice system,
it considers the major legal, empirical, and forensic issues found in the
law–mental health interface.
However, I think that such a dismissal is plain wrong. It is unconceivable that
hundreds of scientists throughout the world have for 30 years all carried out flawed or
even fraudulent research demonstrating that several compounds improve the
resistance of the brain to ischemic damage. Granted, that may have happened
sometimes, but hundreds of laboratories around the world cannot have been run
during 30 years by incompetent or criminal scientists.
The capital constraints of the organization may necessitate a top‐down budgeting process.
However, a comprehensive analysis of need with a standardized method of prioritizing capital
spend is equally required.
this book is about the “penal couple,”1 the two individuals most directly involved
in a criminal act— the victim and the perpetrator. What roles do they
play in a criminal episode? How should we evaluate their participation in it
and attribute liability for the resulting harm? Should the perpetrator always
be the single culprit or should his responsibility depend on the conduct of the
victim? Th ese questions are at the center of Victims’ Rights and Victims’
Wrongs: Comparative Liability in Criminal Law....
Legal definitions of IPV reference state or federal laws and generally refer specifically to
threats or acts of physical or sexual violence including forced rape, stalking, harassment,
certain types of psychological abuse and other crimes where civil or criminal justice
remedies apply. Laws vary from state to state. Since non-physical forms of IPV can have
many medical, psychological, behavioral and developmental effects, the definition used in
these Guidelines is better suited for the identification and treatment of IPV in the health
This chapter explains the methods used in conducting an effective follow-up investigation. In addition to existing internal and external reports and documents, neighborhood and vehicle canvasses in the immediate vicinity of the crime are essential. For various reasons, witnesses and other parties who may have valuable information do not always initiate contact with the police.
There is a major problem in writing this book. To tell the story fairly,
a very large number of complexities must be explained. For example,
Chapter 2 discusses Enron’s Year 2000 Annual Report. It is difficult
to study that report and conclude that the firm is heading toward
collapse. On the other hand, it is not difficult to identify footnotes that
are vague and incomplete (of course, the author also has the benefit
Why write a casebook describing and evaluating events about
which there have been criminal trials and extensive hearings?...
Psychologist Margaret Hagen, a professor and medical industry insider, details the very real danger of this booming business. In every state, a child can be taken away from a parent on the strength of five minutes of "neutral" testimony from a social worker. A criminal suspect’s freedom or incarceration can depend on a superficial psychological examination performed by an incompetent, overworked, or, at worst, paid-off psychologist.
The National Institute of Justice strives to assist criminal justice practitioners on behalf of the Department of Justice through the scientific research, development, and evaluation of technologies and methods. Given that there are nearly 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies in the United