Research and practice on a widely used psychological test in forensic psychology - the MMPI-2 - are examined and integrated in this volume. Chapters discuss the psychological and legal bases of forensic psychological assessment in general, and the use of the MMPI-2 in particular, in a variety of specific forensic applications involving criminal and civil proceedings.
Chapter 11: Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2: Current Status and Future Directions
Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2: Current Status and Future Directions
The purposes of this final chapter are to reach some conclusions about the current status and the use of the MMPI-2 in forensic evaluations and to suggest some directions for future research in this area. The chapter is based, to a large extent, on earlier chapters in this volume and on discussions that took place at the Kent Psychology Forum in April 1994. However, the opinions expressed here are those of this chapter's authors and are not necessarily endorsed by all Forum participants.
The MMPI was the most widely used psychological test in the world (Graham, 1993). All indicators to date suggest that the ...