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9780470170724

Trials of a Forensic Psychologist A Casebook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470170724

  • ISBN10:

    0470170727

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-16
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating the controversial, often contentious-yet essential-role of forensic psychology in the American justice systemWritten by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one of the country's leading experts on forensic psychology, Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a scholarly, thought-provoking collection of cases from the author's three decades of professional experience. Bringing to life the psychological and legal details of each case as well as the personal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers those issues facing forensic psychologists, including: Ability to Waive Miranda Rights Coerced Confessions The Insanity Defense Malingering Battered Woman Syndrome Evaluating Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse The Implications of Extreme Emotional Disturbance Informative, compelling, and educational, each of the ten cases presented in Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook offers a rare glimpse at the work of forensic psychologists, how forensic psychologists are examined in court, the ways in which their expertise is used by the legal system, and the contributions they make to the system's ultimate goal of doing justice.

Author Biography

CHARLES PATRICK EWING, PHD, JD, is an experienced lawyer, forensic psychologist, and law professor at University at Buffalo Law School where he is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor. He maintains an active forensic psychology consulting practice and is the author of several books including Fatal Families, Kids Who Kill, and Minds on Trial. He is the editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law and the recipient of both the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award and the New York State Bar Association's award for outstanding contribution in the field of criminal law education.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Waiver of Miranda Rights and Voluntary versus Coerced Confessionp. 1
Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-Defense, and Extreme Emotional Disturbancep. 25
Insanity: Malingering versus Organic Brain Syndromep. 53
Insanity, Extreme Emotional Disturbance, or Both?p. 77
Voluntary or Coerced Confession?p. 109
Child Abuse Victim, Sexual Predator, or Both?p. 131
Battered Woman Syndrome, Duress, and the Death Penaltyp. 155
Validation of Alleged Child Sexual Abusep. 175
Murder or Manslaughter? Extreme Emotional Disturbancep. 199
Insanity, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Brief Reactive Psychosisp. 223
Lessons Learnedp. 247
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 273
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