Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice: Case Studies presents a set of forensic criminal cases as examples of a scientist-practitioner model for forensic psychological assessment. The cases involve a number of forensic issues, such as criminal responsibility, violence risk assessment, treatment planning, and referral to long term forensic care. Likewise, different types of offenses are covered, for example, sexual offending, arson, homicide, robbery and domestic violence. The authors address a variety of mental disorders including psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychopathy and other personality disorders. The book will be useful for novice and experienced forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who are looking for case studies that integrate the most recent empirical evidence with psychological test findings.

chapter 2|23 pages

Domestic Estrangement and Familicide 1

chapter 3|22 pages

Neonaticide in a Young Immigrant Woman

chapter 4|28 pages

A Firesetter in Longstay Forensic Care

chapter 6|24 pages

Filicide or False Confession?

chapter 7|25 pages

Domestic Violence

Evaluating the Effects of Intimate Partner Battering

chapter 8|25 pages

An Adolescent Violent Offender

Avoiding Premature Labeling

chapter 9|28 pages

Threat Assessment in Homicide/Suicide

The Duty to Warn 1

chapter 10|23 pages

Mistakes or Malpractice

Ethics in the Practice of Forensic Psychological Assessment

chapter 11|29 pages

Forensic Report Writing

The Science and the Story