Examine the limits of confidentiality. How might those limits be affected by some of the information contained in the scenario?
August 25, 2018
Post by Day 3 an explanation of how the presentation of PTSD for active duty military might be complicated by military experience. Then describe how PTSD might influence a military client’s transition into civilian life. Finally, explain how PTSD of military clients may affect their significant relationships.
August 25, 2018

Criminal responsibility (insanity) assessments play a significant role in forensic psychological assessment, and information about them is directly relevant to the psycholegal assessment questions on the comprehensive exam.

Tasks:

Using resources from the professional literature, research legal standards and assessment tools used with the criminally insane population. The literature may include relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu and .gov).

In a minimum of 300 words, address the following:

  • Identify and discuss at least two legal standards for insanity in a criminal defendant.
  • Explain why such legal standards are important for our judicial system. What information may assist in understanding the defendant’s capacity to control his or her behavior at the time of the offense?
  • Describe at least one type of assessment instrument for criminal responsibility. What is the research support for utilization of these instruments?
  • What is the difference between a legal standard for insanity and a psychological assessment instrument?
 

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