Fundamentals of Forensic Practice
Mental Health and Criminal Law
Total CE Credit Hours: 13
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101583
About the Course:
This book/course “is designed to address the critical issues that are faced by mental health experts in their role of conducting assessments, presenting findings, and preparing for the challenges to admissibility and credibility [in court]”. From the book back cover.
Richard Rogers and Daniel W. Shuman
About the Author:
Richard Rogers is a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas, Denton TX. Daniel W. Shuman is a Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Each author “received the American Psychiatric Association’s prestigious Guttmacher Award for their outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry.” from the book back cover
This course is recommended for psychologists who seek knowledge about forensic practice issues. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.
Demonstrate basic understanding of the history of forensic psychology and its relationship to the legal system.
Acknowledge issues related to the assessment of malingering.
Acknowledge issues related to providing expert testimony.
Demonstrate knowledge related to diversion, bail, Miranda, competency to stand trial, insanity, sentencing and capital punishment.
Demonstrate understanding of issues related to sexual predators and associated evaluations.
Summarize findings and themes associated with clinical forensic practice.
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