Clinical Neuropsychology in the Criminal Forensic Setting

Edited by Robert L. Denney and James P. Sullivan

May 28, 2008
ISBN 9781593857219
Price: $75.00
414 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“Both scholarly and practical, this comprehensive volume can serve as a text for courses in criminal forensic neuropsychology and will be useful to any clinician that performs these kinds of evaluations and testifies as an expert witness in criminal cases.”

International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

“An extremely useful and informative collection of thirteen succinct chapters. The editors have accomplished more than rounding up the usual suspects in this volume. They brought together a consistent and evenly matched team of chapter authors who have succeeded in educating the reader about the myriad and complex issues related to working in an area of Clinical Neuropsychology where life, death, freedom, and/or incarceration may await those being examined....I am pleased to recommend Clinical Neuropsychology in the Criminal Forensic Setting to any neuropsychologist interested in the field of criminal forensic neuropsychology. This book is useful at all levels of training—including doctoral students, interns, residents, and practicing neuropsychologists who are interested in further training and development in criminal forensics. Certain chapters are a 'must read' for doctoral students taking courses which include forensic issues.”

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

“Denney and his colleagues have provided a comprehensive, critical, and authoritative description of the area of forensic neuropsychology. They are to be congratulated. This book will be a welcome resource for those who teach, train, and practice in this area. It will also be a most useful guide for judges, attorneys, and policymakers who deal with the questions at the heart of this volume.”

—Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University

“Denney and Sullivan's unique text is a long-needed contribution and the first to focus exclusively on criminal forensic practice among neuropsychologists. The growing number of forensic practitioners involved in evaluating individuals in a criminal context will benefit greatly from this book. This text will be relied on by veteran experts already practicing in the field, new entrants to this practice, and those who are at the final stages of their training during internship and postdoctoral residency.”

—Jerry J. Sweet, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University

“The clinical neuropsychologist who ventures into the criminal forensic neuropsychology arena without having studied this volume, in its entirety, will be armed with only a 'wooden sword.' This volume would be useful in any graduate-level psychology and law course. In addition, selected chapters ought to be required reading in all graduate-level psychological assessment classes. The book should also be considered as required reading by law schoolprofessors teaching courses on criminal law, especially those that involve psychology or neuropsychology.”

—Robert J. McCaffrey, PhD, ABPN, ABPdN, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York

“Because its applied focus is complemented by an in-depth discussion of legal and clinical issues, this book will prove helpful to neuropsychologists who are new to forensic settings, as well as those who are more experienced. The volume provides a comprehensive review of the legal authority that shapes neuropsychological evaluations in criminal proceedings. It also offers in-depth coverage of all facets of the criminal process in which neuropsychologists can be of assistance to legal decision makers, including issues of competence to proceed, criminal responsibility, and sentencing/disposition.”

—Randy K. Otto, PhD, ABPP, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida