Forensic Neuropsychology: Legal and Scientific Bases (Hardback)
  • Forensic Neuropsychology: Legal and Scientific Bases (Hardback)
zoom

Forensic Neuropsychology: Legal and Scientific Bases (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£48.99
Hardback 233 Pages / Published: 31/12/1991
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
With the dramatic growth of neuropsychology in recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of neuropsychological assessment in legal proceedings. Thus, it is not unlikely for today's practising behavioral and clinical neuropsychologists to find their data, and reports drawn into the legal system. Written by a team of distinguished neuropsychologists and physician attorneys, Forensic Neuropsychology is an indispensable road map to the legal system for neuropsychologists who are or might become participants in forensic issues. It offers a timely and authoritative exploration of the medicolegal complexities involved in such testimony. Opening chapters review key legal structures and processes. They establish the legal base in forensic neuropsychology, detail the rules governing expert system testimony, explore the neuropsychologist?attorney?patient working relationship and also examine the scientific/medical database informing neuropsychological analysis and opinion. A key group of chapters then address crucial issues regarding the interpretation of assessment data including: * The construction of a valid baseline against which to measure the sequelae of new trauma or illness * The neuropsycholgical effects of current and past substance abuse, primary or coexistent with other causes of impairment * The impact of psychopathology on cognitive function * Motivational/Psychogenic factors influencing neuropsychological performance. Focusing on prognosis and rehabilitation, the book's concluding chapters discuss issues in remediation and long term outcome and introduce methods and procedures for estimating economic loss. Of special note: commonly asked questions in forensic neuropsychological testimony, culled from actual deposition and trial testimony transcripts, are presented and analyzed in the appendix.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9780898627701
Number of pages: 233
Dimensions: 241 x 165 mm

You may also be interested in...

Madness Explained
Added to basket
Schizophrenia
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
101 Defenses
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation
Added to basket
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Shrinks
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bereavement (4th Edition)
Added to basket
How Everyone Became Depressed
Added to basket
Our Necessary Shadow
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Trauma and Recovery
Added to basket
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Inside Lives
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Cracked
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.