Eraka Bath & Sofia Stepanyan
Forensic assessments link the field of behavioral sciences with the legal system, as mental health professionals are often recruited to conduct assessments and provide feedback in a variety of settings, including family, child, and civil courts. Typically involving an assessment of a youth’s mental and developmental disabilities, these must be accurate and thorough in order to ensure the fairness of the legal process and the youth’s ability to receive necessary mental health services.
To help attorneys, jurists and experts better identify proper (and improper) forensic assessments, this Forensic Assessment in Delinquency Cases chapter provides detailed information and guidance, with particular topics including:
Mental health screenings in the correction system, generally
Violence risk assessment and tools
Trauma & maltreatment assessment and tools
Competency to stand trial, its measurement and restoration and assessment tools
Mental health screening instruments
Special education needs assessment and tools
Substance use assessment and tools
Juvenile transfers to adult court and assessment tools, including for risk of violence
And many more!
Offering a thorough literature review and a detailed discussion of landmark cases, the Forensic Assessment in Delinquency Cases chapter is a must-have resource for judges, lawyers and experts involved with an accused or convicted juvenile offender or detainees.
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