Clinical neuropsychology in the criminal forensic setting.

  title={Clinical neuropsychology in the criminal forensic setting.},
  author={Robert L. Denney and Timothy F. Wynkoop},
  journal={The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation},
  volume={15 2},
This article reviews the application of clinical neuropsychology to criminal court proceedings, a complex, underserved, yet growing area of neuropsychological practice. The authors write from the perspective that the audience is primarily neurorehabilitation clinicians with limited experience in criminal matters. Discussions on the theoretical differences between clinical and forensic work, the forensic evaluation process with conceptual model, historical and current perspectives on criminal… 

Neuropsychology and forensic psychology: Working collaboratively in criminal cases

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Important evidentiary rules regulating relevance, preliminary questions, and expert testimony are reviewed, while tracing federal key court decisions and progeny are traced.

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Neuropsychological Evaluation of Competency in Criminal Forensic Contexts

Competency issues can arise at any point beginning with an individual’s initial interaction with the justice system until the same individual is facing the imposition of a sentence.

The Neuropsychologist as Expert Witness: Testimony in Civil and Criminal Settings

The niche of forensic neuropsychology and use of neuropsychologists as expert witnesses has proliferated over the past two decades. Neuropsychologists conduct evaluations or provide consultation to

A Status Report On the Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology

Emphasis is directed toward identifying recent advances in the field and documenting some of the inherent flaws and weaknesses in forensic practice to help advance the practice of forensic neuropsychology toward a more established specialty area.

Forensic neuropsychology: Role and significance in judicial system

Forensic neuropsychology derived from clinical neuropsychology. This area not only relies on neuropsychological approach and practice and principals of brain structure and functions, but also on the

Clinical neuropsychology in forensic contexts: Practitioners' experience, training, and practice.

Despite their increasing involvement in the United States legal system, little is known about neuropsychological practitioners working in forensic contexts. Neuropsychologists (N 59) recruited from

The Neuropsychological Assessment of Justice-Involved Men: Descriptive Analysis, Preliminary Data, and a Case for Group-Specific Norms

Justice-involved men appear to represent a distinct neuropsychological population and group-specific normative data will be useful to help ensure that opinions about these individuals are relevant, valid, and admissible within legal decision-making in criminal contexts.



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Symptom Validity Testing of remote memory in a criminal forensic setting.

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    Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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Psychobiology of the violent offender.

These results provide an adequate rationale for larger interdisciplinary studies using neurochemical, neuropsychiatric/neuropsychological, and psychosocial methods on the same subjects.

Estimating the prevalence of organic brain dysfunction in maximum-security forensic psychiatric patients.

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Exaggeration of Neuropsychological Deficit in Competency to Stand Trial

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Common Sense, Clinicians, and Actuarialism in the Detection of Malingering during Head Injury Litigation

Estimates for base rates of malingering range from 1 to 50% among the population of head injury litigants, according to other authors in this volume.

Clinical and Neuropsychological Aspects of Closed Head Injury

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