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Fundamentals of Forensic Practice: Mental Health and Criminal Law

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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.

This course is based on the book, Fundamentals of Forensic Practice: Mental Health and Criminal Law created by Richard Rogers and Daniel W. Shuman

Publication Date:

2005 Edition

Course Material Author

Richard Rogers and Daniel W. Shuman
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

Richard Rogers and Daniel W. Shuman authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic understanding of the history of forensic psychology and its relationship to the legal system.
  2. Acknowledge issues related to the assessment of malingering.
  3. Acknowledge issues related to providing expert testimony.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge related to diversion, bail, Miranda, competency to stand trial, insanity, sentencing and capital punishment.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of issues related to sexual predators and associated evaluations.
  6. Summarize findings and themes associated with clinical forensic practice.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101583
13 CE credit hours
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