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Forensic Interviewing in Criminal Court Matters: A Guide for Clinicians
Nesca, Marc and J. Thomas Dalby
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / 2013-06-01 / 0398088845
Forensic
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Forensic mental health assessment has essentially become synonymous with forensic psychological assessment. This necessary shift toward empirically grounded procedures has had the unfortunate by-product of diminishing the importance of the clinical interview in favor of procedures biased in the direction of rigid structure and statistical formulas. In contrast, the authors’ approach to forensic mental health places the individual front and center in the assessment process. The need to treat the interviewee as an individual rather than a member of some statistically defined group is the recurring theme of this book. As much as possible, the text is focused on the interview proper. Issues related to the broader topic of forensic assessment are discussed as necessary to provide context. Although the issues discussed apply equally in civil and family court settings, the focus is on the criminal justice system. This is not a “how to” book but rather focuses primarily on the interview process and on general areas of inquiry. The text is organized into three sections: (1) general issues, (2) specific applications, and (3) special populations. Section 1 provides a conceptual foundation for the book by comparing and contrasting clinical and forensic interview strategies. Further, it introduces the concept of idiographic model construction central to the authors’ approach to interviewing and also addresses the thorny issues of malingering and response bias. The section closes with a discussion of practical considerations and technical issues applicable to forensic interviews. In section 2, the focus is narrowed to three criminal justice settings: retrospective insanity offenses, here and now adjudicative competency assessments, and forward-looking predisposition assessments. The final section further narrows its focus with chapters on interviewing sexual, violent, and adolescent offenders, as well as a chapter on third-party sources of information in forensic mental health evaluations. The book will serve as a valuable resource for a variety of mental health professionals as well as criminal justice administrators.

Contents:

Preface
Chapter
1. INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC INTERVIEWING
Introduction
Psychometric Issues
Interview Formats
Clinical Versus Forensic Interviewing
Privilege
The Need for an Unambiguous Referral Question
Conclusion
2. CONDUCTING A FORENSIC INTERVIEW
Introduction
Idiographic Model Construction
Pre-interview Activities
Flow and Organization of the Interview
Conclusion
3. DECEPTION AND RESPONSE BIAS IN FORENSIC INTERVIEWING
Introduction
Who Makes a Good Liar
Verbal Cues
Visual Cues
Confessions
Amnesia
Malingered Psychosis and Other Mental Disorders
Evaluating Truthfulness
Conclusion
4. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Introduction
Initial Steps
Recording
Third-Party Observers
Setting
Active or Passive Approach
Conclusion
5. MENTAL STATUS AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE
(MSO) INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Typology of MSO Assessments
Conceptual Model
Interview Topics
Conclusion
6. ADJUDICATIVE COMPETENCE INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Conceptual Model
Interview Topics
Adjudicative Competence Assessment Tools
Conclusion
7. PREDISPOSITION INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Interviewing for the Purpose of Risk Assessment and Management
Predisposition Interviews
Interview Topics
Conclusion
8. VIOLENT OFFENDERS
Introduction
Interview Format
The Systematic Self-Report of Violence (SSRV)
Interview Topics
Psychopathic Offenders
Conclusion
9. SEXUAL OFFENDERS
Introduction
Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending
Interview Topics
Conclusion
10. ADOLESCENT OFFENDERS
Introduction
Rapport
Interview Topics
Sexual Offending
Substance Abuse
Common Mental Disorders
Adult or Youth Courts?
Treatment
Psychological Test Instruments
Conclusion
11. THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION
Introduction
Practical Considerations
Documents
Collateral Interviews
Scientific Citations
Conclusion
Appendices
A. Forensic Intake Package
B. Sample Interview for Violent Offender
C. Sample Interview for Sexual Offender
D. Sample Interview for Intimate Partner Violence
E. Sample MSO Interview
F. Sample Fitness (Competence) for Trial Interview
Name Index
Subject Index

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