Kathleen M . Quinn

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This article describes common forensic evaluations requested of juvenile court mental health evaluators. There has been a legal shift toward criminalization of juvenile court, with a greater emphasis on rights, abandonment of the rehabilitative model, and greater movement of adolescents into the adult criminal court. A resulting shift has been the(More)
The State of Iowa in the United States of America faced a growing drug-related problem, with cocaine abuse increasing in the cities and cannabis availability spreading to rural areas. The State also experienced a concomitant rise in crime, particularly by juveniles, which was demonstrably linked to the prevalence of illicit drugs. To counter these problems,(More)
A child seeing or speaking of an event of forensic importance is not rare. Federal crime statistics estimate that over one quarter of all robberies occur near the home where children are likely to witness the acts. In 1980, 40% of all homicides were the result of domestic violence and 40% of all rapes occurred in the home.' Estimates predict that roughly(More)
The American legal system seeks justice through the adversarial process. The adversarial process, by its very nature, tends to highly polarize ideas. At times psychiatrists who testify as expert witnesses in court or similar settings have been perceived in the popular, legal and medical literature as either deficient in knowledge or to have knowingly(More)
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