10 B Forensic Applications of Assessment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – 10 B Forensic Applications of Assessment PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 4baa6-ZDc1Z



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

10 B Forensic Applications of Assessment

Description:

Assessment of mental state for insanity plea - definitions (MSO) Mental state at the time of the offense (NGRI) Not guilty by reason of insanity ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:24
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 17
Provided by: bpa7
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: 10 B Forensic Applications of Assessment


1
10 B Forensic Applications of Assessment
2
Use of testing in forensics
  • Evaluation of possible malingering
  • Assessment of mental state for insanity plea
  • Determination of competency to stand trail
  • Prediction of violence and assessment of risk
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 378)

3
testing in forensics (2)
  • Evaluation of child custody in divorce
  • Assessment of personal injury
  • Interpretation of polygraph data

4
Expert witness
  • Qualified expert
  • Testify in area of expertise
  • Evidence must be helpful in determining outcome
    of case
  • Testimony should be consistent with accepted
    theory

5
Parameters of expert testmony
  • P. 380
  • Discuss parameters for expert testimony
  • Consider the extent to which scientific method is
    used in these parameters

6
Evaluation of malingering
  • The typical forensic client has much to gain from
    a case formulation that emphasizes illness and
    disability. (Gregory, 2004, p. 380)
  • Is the client open and honest?

7
Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms
  • Rare symptoms
  • Symptom combinations (rare)
  • Improbable or absurd symptoms
  • Blatant symptoms (over endorsement)
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 381)

8
Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (2)
  • Subtle Symptoms
  • Severity of symptoms
  • Selectivity of symptoms
  • Reported vs. observed symptoms
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 381)
  • Examples of questions p. 381

9
Assessment of mental state for insanity plea -
definitions
  • (MSO) Mental state at the time of the offense
  • (NGRI) Not guilty by reason of insanity
  • (GBMI) Guilty but mentally ill

10
McNaughten rule
  • Defendants behavior excused if person didnt
    know what person was doing (1/2 of states)
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 382)

11
Modern penal code
  • Person not responsible if at time, as a result of
    mental disease or defect, could not either
  • appreciate criminality
  • conform conduct to law
  • Excludes psychopath or antisocial personality
    within the insanity defense
  • About 20 states
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 383)

12
Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales
  • Patient responsibility
  • Organicity
  • Psychopathology
  • Cognitive control
  • Behavioral control
  • See sample items Gregory p. 385

13
Determination of competency to stand trail
  • Defendants
  • Capacity to understand criminal process
  • Ability to consult with counsel in preparing
    defense
  • Capacity to relate to counsel and understand
    proceedings
  • Reasonable rather than perfect degree of
    understanding
  • (Gregory, 2004, p. 385)
  • P. 386 Table 10.11

14
Prediction of violence and assessment of risk
  • Researchers advised against being involved in
    such predictions
  • High false positive rate in controlled studies

15
Evaluation of child custody in divorce
  • Best interest of the child is the guiding
    principle
  • Impartial regardless of who calls you as witness
  • Some instruments exist some cautions
  • Approach task with humility

16
Assessment of personal injury
  • Unless you intend to develop a specialty in this
    area stay away from it
About PowerShow.com