Criminal Responsibility Evaluations: A Manual for Practice

Explains and clarifies all the critical issues involved in assessing criminal responsibility. Describes appropriate procedures for determining an individual’s mental state at the time of an offense. Topics include how to structure an evaluation, formal assessment procedures, assessment of malingering, landmark cases and historical perspectives, consistency across data sources, and important ethical considerations.

Also includes an outline for forensic evaluations; sample letters, motions, and informed consent documents; samples of actual forensic reports; a glossary of terms; listings of evaluation materials and resources; and extensive references and citations.