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The empirical limits of forensic mental health assessment
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Thomas Grisso, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Gina M. Vincent, Simon Fraser University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
5-4-2005
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Child; *Dangerous Behavior; Female; *Forensic Psychiatry; Humans; Male; Mental Disorders; Reproducibility of Results; *Risk Assessment; United States; Violence
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Abstract
This article introduces a special issue of Law and Human Behavior, including five articles describing the limits of forensic mental health assessments of (a) risk of violence in female adolescents, (b) sexually violent predators, (c) dangerousness in capital murder cases, (d) child sexual abuse, and (e) PTSD litigants. Knowing the limits of forensic mental health assessment methods is essential in order to recognize their strengths, increase the credibility of forensic mental health assessment, and drive research that will enhance the value of assessments for the courts.
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Citation: Law Hum Behav. 2005 Feb;29(1):1-5.
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Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
15865329
Citation Information
Thomas Grisso and Gina M. Vincent. "The empirical limits of forensic mental health assessment" Vol. 29 Iss. 1 (2005) ISSN: 0147-7307 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gina_vincent/11/