Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications

Hardcover | February 27, 2015

EditorKenneth J. Weiss, Clarence Watson

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Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications is for practitioners who need to be at the cutting edge of admissibility in court. The book avoids standard applications, such as the insanity defense and specific capacity assessments, in favor of those that may be controversial or requireevidentiary hearings. It is divided into two broad areas: human development and its deviations; and science and technology. In each chapter, the reader will find a discussion of the science behind the testimony and, where applicable, relevant case law. In the human development area, there arediscussions of the genesis of moral thinking, how early trauma can affect behavior, how to approach the child witness, and how Autism Spectrum Disorder is regarded in criminal justice. In the technology area, there are diverse discussions, including sleep disorders, fMRI lie detection, the uses ofneuroimaging, traumatic encephalopathy, and designer drugs. Dr. Weiss and Dr. Watson provide a framework for understanding why and how the justice system needs expert testimony and the instances where there is resistance to it. Unlike other books, which either treat the subject generally or in a prescriptive manner, Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications provides a foundation for practitioners to use available science and then to fashion their own work product. In this way, the expert is not held to a formulaor format. By using the content of Emerging Applications, the practitioner will be better able to fashion expert reports and field questions during evidentiary hearings.

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Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications is for practitioners who need to be at the cutting edge of admissibility in court. The book avoids standard applications, such as the insanity defense and specific capacity assessments, in favor of those that may be controversial or requireevidentiary hearings. It is divided into two ...

Kenneth J. Weiss, M.D, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 0.79 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Robert L. Sadoff, M.D.: ForewordKenneth J. Weiss, M.D. and Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D.: Introduction1. Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D.: Expert Testimony: Legal Principles2. Nicole Foubister, M.D. and Frank K. Tedeschi, M.D.: Criminal Culpability: A Developmental Approach3. Julia Curcio Alexander, Ph.D., Jacqueline Block Goldstein, M.S.W., and Kenneth J. Weiss, M.D.: Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: What Every Expert Witness Needs to Know4. John K. Northrop, M.D., Ph.D. and Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D.: Stress, Trauma, and the Developing Brain5. Kenneth J. Weiss, M,.D. and Alexander R.N. Westphal, M.D., Ph.D.: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Criminal Justice6. Octavio Choi, M.D., Ph.D.: Using fMRI for Lie Detection: Ready for Court?7. Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D., Mark R. Pressman, Ph.D., and Kenneth J. Weiss, M.D.: Sleep Disorders and Criminal Responsibility8. Susan E. Rushing, M.D., J.D. and Daniel Langleben, M.D.: Neuroimaging and Criminal Culpability9. Manish A. Fozdar, M.D. and Helen M. Farrell, M.D.: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy10. Samson Gurmu, M.D. and Kenneth J. Weiss, M.D.: Designer Drugs and Criminal Responsibility

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"It is clear that the chapter authors are very knowledgeable in their areas. Readers get a good grasp of the topic, supplemented by excellent case examples." --Doody's Life Sciences Book Review