Evaluating Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights

Paperback | August 29, 2010

byAlan Goldstein, Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice forparticular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report andtestifying in court.Volumes include the following helpful features:* Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations* Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls* Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes* Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference* Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topicIn making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.This book considers those legal, ethical and assessment issues that arise when forensic mental health professionals are asked to evaluate an individual's capacity to waive his or her Miranda rights, and the subsequent validity of the confession.

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice forparticular types of evaluation in the criminal...

Alan Goldstein is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195366174

ISBN - 13:9780195366174

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Table of Contents

Foundation1. The Legal Context2. Forensic Mental Health Concepts3. Empirical Foundations and LimitsApplication4. Preparation for the Evaluation5. Data Collection6. Interpretation7. Report Writing and TestimonyReferencesTests and Specialized ToolsCases and StatutesKey TermsIndexAbout the Authors