Most professional forensic literature addresses the assessment of adults yet neglects the necessary differences that arise when working with minors. Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children presents the reader with essential knowledge and practical suggestions regarding the forensic assessment of minors involved in a variety of legal applications. Methods of evaluation are described by leading experts regarding topics frequently encountered and of great importance to the courts including: -Physical and sexual child abuse -Domestic violence -Child custody in divorce proceedings -Risk assesment for violence -Potential for rehabilitation in juvenile court cases -Special education -Childhood development and trauma as mitigating circumstances in death penalty cases In addition to reviewing a broad spectrum of topics, methods of evaluation, and the application of specific tests, chapters also address forensic assessment matters such as ethical issues, professional liability, and cultural considerations. This comprehensive resource will be indispensable to mental health practitioners and legal professionals, and of great interest to researchers and students.A large proportion of reported domestic violence occurs subsequent to a separation between intimate partners (Bachman ... In 1993, roughly 1, 300 women in the United States were murdered by partners or former partners. ... The rate may constitute an underestimate because the relationship between victim and perpetrator often remains ... Although exceptions do occur, a link exists, both for men and for women, between childhood or adolescent exposure to domestic violence andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents|
|Author||:||Steven N. Sparta Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of California at San Diego, Gerald P. Koocher Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of California at San Diego|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2006-02-14|