• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Behavioral sciences & the law 2004
  • DOI:10.1002/bsl.559

Opinion formation in evaluating sanity at the time of the offense: an examination of 5175 pre-trial evaluations.

@article{Warren2004OpinionFI,
  title={Opinion formation in evaluating sanity at the time of the offense: an examination of 5175 pre-trial evaluations.},
  author={Janet I. Warren and Daniel C. Murrie and Preeti Chauhan and Park E Dietz and James G. Morris},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          171-86
        }
}
Sanity evaluations are high-stake undertakings that explicitly examine the defendant's culpability for a crime and implicitly explore clinical information that might inform a plea agreement. Despite the gravity of such evaluations, relatively little research has investigated the process by which evaluators form their psycholegal opinions. In the current study, we explore this process by examining 5175 sanity evaluations conducted by a cohort of forensic evaluators in Virginia over a ten-year… CONTINUE READING

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