Principles of Addictions and the Law

Author: Norman S. Miller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080924762
Format: PDF
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The book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions. Focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictions Case studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case) Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicans, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals

Handbuch Drogen in sozial und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive

Author: Robert Feustel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658221380
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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​Die Beiträge dieses Bands kartographieren das soziologische und kulturwissenschaftliche Feld in Bezug auf Drogen und die mit ihnen verbundenen sozialen, gesellschaftlichen und politischen Praktiken. Der Inhalt• Kulturgeschichtliche Zugänge zu Drogen und Rausch• Drogen und Sucht• Theorie der Drogen: Soziologische und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven• Drogenmärkte und Prohibition• Ethnografische Streifzüge• Klassische Beiträge zur Drogenforschung Die Zielgruppen• Studierende und Lehrende der Fächer Soziologie, Kultur- und Politikwissenschaft und angrenzende Fächer• Praktikerinnen und Praktiker der sozialen Arbeit• Drogenpolitisch Interessierte Die HerausgeberDr. Robert Feustel ist am Institut für Soziologie der Universität Jena im Arbeitsbereich Wissenssoziologie und Gesellschaftstheorie tätig.Dr. Henning Schmidt-Semisch ist Professor am Fachbereich Human- und Gesundheitswissenschaften der Universität Bremen.Dr. Ulrich Bröcklig ist Professor für Kultursoziologie an der Universität Freiburg im Breisgau.

Psychiatric Expert Testimony Emerging Applications

Author: Dr Kenneth J. Weiss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199346615
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications is for practitioners who need to be at the cutting edge of admissibility in court. The book avoids standard applications, such as the insanity defense and specific capacity assessments, in favor of those that may be controversial or require evidentiary hearings. It is divided into two broad areas: human development and its deviations; and science and technology. In each chapter, the reader will find a discussion of the science behind the testimony and, where applicable, relevant case law. In the human development area, there are discussions of the genesis of moral thinking, how early trauma can affect behavior, how to approach the child witness, and how Autism Spectrum Disorder is regarded in criminal justice. In the technology area, there are diverse discussions, including sleep disorders, fMRI lie detection, the uses of neuroimaging, traumatic encephalopathy, and designer drugs. Dr. Weiss and Dr. Watson provide a framework for understanding why and how the justice system needs expert testimony and the instances where there is resistance to it. Unlike other books, which either treat the subject generally or in a prescriptive manner, Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications provides a foundation for practitioners to use available science and then to fashion their own work product. In this way, the expert is not held to a formula or format. By using the content of Emerging Applications, the practitioner will be better able to fashion expert reports and field questions during evidentiary hearings.

Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry 2Ed

Author: Richard Rosner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340806648
Format: PDF
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The second edition of this award-winning textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. Building on the success of the first edition, the book continues to address the History and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Legal Regulation of the Practice of Psychiatry, Psychiatry in relation to Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law. Important sections such as Special Issues in Forensic Psychiatry, Law and the Legal System, and Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law are included. Designed to meet the needs of practitioners of forensic psychiatry, for residents in forensic psychiatry, and those preparing for the specialty examination in Forensic Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, this volume will also answer the many questions faced by mental health professionals, mental health administrators, correctional health professionals and correctional health administrators, attorneys, judges, probation and parole officers and administrators all of whom, at one time or another, require a substantive presentation of the entire field of forensic psychiatry in the USA.

Bearing Witness to Change

Author: Ezra Griffith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315351064
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores the response of forensic psychiatry and psychology to changes over the last several decades. It presents the disciplines themselves as change agents that have shaped forensic work, public policy, and law. Topics include selected developments in forensic practice, the management and treatment of individuals who have had involvement with law enforcement systems, and the application of administrative principles to the management of forensic entities.

Handbook of Forensic Psychology

Author: William O'Donohue
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080495109
Format: PDF
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Forensic psychology has mushroomed into a diverse and increasingly complex field that is equal parts law and psychology. Psychologists act as expert witnesses in legal cases - sometimes without knowing much about the laws involved, and legal professionals rely on the assessment of psychologists sometimes without knowing much about how such assessments are made. The purpose of this handbook is to provide professionals with current, practical, and empirically based information to guide their work in forensic settings, or to better their understanding of the issues and debates in forensic psychology. Divided into four sections, the Handbook of Forensic Psychology covers basic issues, assessment, mental disorders and forensic psychology, and special topics. The basic issue chapters present a primer on law for the psychologist, a primer on psychology for attorneys, an overview of ethical issues relevant to forensic psychology, and a chapter on forensic report writing. The assessment section discusses factors and measures relevant for assessing a variety of behaviors, propensities, and capabilities, including dangerousness, violence, suicide, competency, substance abuse, PTSD and neuropsychological evaluations, as well as discussing interviewing children and child custody evaluations. Additional chapters discuss eyewitness testimony, recovered memory, polygraphs, sexual harassment, juror selection, and issues of ethnicity in forensic psychology.

Forensic Nursing Science E Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323066380
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry

Author: Nirbhay N. Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319405373
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This handbook provides a guide for individualized, responsive, and meaningful care to patients with severe mental illness. It begins with an overview of the foundational aspects of recovery – definitions and assessment, recovery principles, recovery research, and applications of recovery principles in in inpatient psychiatry. Subsequent chapters offer in-depth analyses of provider competencies, the patient’s role in personal choices and decision making, and the deeper healing goals of recovery. The handbook also offers detailed treatment modalities, including cognitive remediation, psychological and psychiatric services, nursing and occupational therapy services, peer support, and pharmacological treatment. Featured topics include: Sexuality and sexual health in the inpatient psychiatric setting. The power of stigma and the usage of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) principles to combat stigma. Legal advocacy. Self-advocacy and empowerment. Methods to enhance resilience and sustain recovery in inpatients. Common errors and solutions during the transformation to recovery-oriented systems. The Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals/practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and allied professionals in related mental health and medical disciplines. div

The Mental Condition in Criminal Law

Author: Frans Koenraadt
Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers
ISBN: 9036100798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the Netherlands the vast majority of forensic mental health assessment on an in-patient basis is carried out at the Pieter Baan Centre, Utrecht, which has the legal status of a house of detention and observation centre. Suspects of serious offences are observed and assessed intensively for a period of seven weeks by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Not only has the enshrinement of forensic mental health diagnosis in the law led to the accentuation of an individualistic type of diagnosis but also makes it important for the expert to consider his position in the justice system. The various parts of the forensic mental health assessment are described in this volume as well as the legal enshrinement of the assessment, an international comparison of Dutch criminal law, the history of the hospital and a survey of relevant research. The Pieter Baan Centre has existed almost sixty years. Based on an extensive clinical experience, the authors offer an account of the way in which this hospital provides for forensic mental health reporting.