Evaluation of Juveniles Competence to Stand Trial

Paperback | December 29, 2008

byIvan Kruh, Thomas Grisso

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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. In 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.

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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...

Ivan Kruh, PhD, is the Director of Forensic Services at the Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC) in Tacoma, WA. He conducts pre-adjudication evaluations of juveniles (such as, competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of offense, and future violence risk), as well as provides compentency remediation services to juveniles....
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:December 29, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195323076

ISBN - 13:9780195323078

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