Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology : A Scientific Approach

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With increasing frequency neuropsychologists are being asked to serve as experts in court cases where judgements must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for brain diseases and injuries. This book describes the application of neuropsychology to legal issues in both the civil and criminal courts. It emphasizes a scientific basis of neuropsychology. All of the contributors are recognized as scientist-clinicians. The chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, and ethics. Also covered are the determination of damages in personal injury litigation, including pediatric brain injury, mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in adults (with an introduction to life care planning); neurotoxic injury; and forensic assessment of medically unexplained symptoms. Civil competencies in the elderly persons with dementia are addressed a separate chapter, and two chapters deal with the assessment of competency and responsibility in criminal forensic neuropsychology. This volume will be an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and more

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  • Hardback | 493 pages
  • 162.6 x 243.8 x 30.5mm | 884.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 line drawings, numerous tables
  • 0195158997
  • 9780195158991

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...this is an amazingly informative book and comes as a boon to all forensic neuropsychologists. This book should find a place in the shelves of every forensic neuropsychologist - be he a beginner or an expert. Fully and heartily recommended. Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Vol 7, No 2show more

Table of contents

1. A scientific approach to forensic neuropsychology; 2. Neuropsychology and the law: principles of productive attorney-neuropsychologist relations; 3. Ethical practice of forensic neuropsychology; 4. Assessment of malingering; 5. Functional neurimaging in forensic neuropsychology; 6. Forensic aspects of pediatric traumatic brain injury; 7. Mild traumatic brain injury; 8. Moderate and severe traumatic brain injury; 9. Neurotoxic injury; 10. Forensic assessment of medically unexplained symptoms; 11. Assessing civil competencies in older adults with dementia: consent capacity, financial capacity, and testamentary capacity; 12. Criminal forensic neuropsychology and assessment of competency; 13. Criminal responsibility and other criminal forensic issuesshow more

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