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Evaluating Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 26, 2010
Pages 222
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195366174
ISBN-10 0195366174
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $44.95
Other format details medical
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.

Volumes include the following helpful features:
- Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations
- Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls
- Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes
- Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference
- Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic

In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

This book considers those legal, ethical and assessment issues that arise when forensic mental health professionals are asked to evaluate an individual's capacity to waive his or her Miranda rights, and the subsequent validity of the confession.


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