Favored by instructors and students for its real-world focus and engaging style, this authoritative text on the interface of psychology and law has now been revised and expanded. Each chapter provides an overview of case law on an important topic and explores selected cases in depth. Coverage includes psychological and mental health issues in criminal and civil proceedings; the role of practitioners as expert witnesses and forensic consultants; and legal concerns in general clinical practice. Salient legal processes and decisions are summarized and implications for today's clinical and forensic practitioners highlighted. Instructors who adopt the book for courses will receive a supplemental test bank with questions keyed to each chapter. Students can access a downloadable Study Guide. New to This Edition *Updated throughout with current research and substantive changes in mental health law. *Chapter on competency in juvenile justice. *Citations of 115 new legal cases. *Conclusion identifying urgent social challenges facing the field. Pedagogical Features *Boxes on key concepts and areas of controversy. *"Where are They Now?" boxes revisiting people from landmark cases. *Updated test bank and new downloadable Study Guide. *End-of-chapter lists of legal cases discussed.
Introduction I. Psychological Issues and Involvement in Basic Courtroom Proceedings 1. Jury Selection and Process: Precedent Impacting Jury Consultation and Research 2. Admission of Expert Testimony and the Eyewitness II. Legal Precedent in Everyday Clinical Practice 3. Informed Consent 4. Confidentiality and Privileged Communication 5. Duty to Warn and Protect III. Clinical Forensic Evaluation 6. Competency 7. Insanity and Criminal Responsibility 8. Civil Commitment and Dangerousness 9. Hypnosis and the Polygraph IV. Civil Rights and Civil Law 10. Civil Rights of People from Gender and Sexual Minority Groups 11. Personal Injury: Court Proceedings and Assessment of Psychological Damages 12. Prisoners' Rights to Medical and Mental Health Treatment V. Specific Mental Diagnoses in the Law 13. Substance Abuse and Dependence 14. Intellectual Disability 15. Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder VI. Violent Criminals and Violent Crime 16. Capital Punishment 17. Sex Offenders: Community Notification and Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment VII. Juveniles in the Legal System 18. Foundations of Juvenile Law 19. School Law 20. Child Abuse and Neglect 21. Child Custody 22. Competency and Culpability in Juvenile Justice: Intersecting Challenges, Amanda M. Fanniff In Conclusion: An Appeal to Students References Index