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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.

Use of the MMPI-2 in the Assessment of Criminal Responsibility
Use of the MMPI-2 in the assessment of criminal responsibility
Geoffrey R.McKee

Evaluations of insanity and other forms of criminal responsibility constitute one of the greatest challenges in forensic evaluations. These evaluations are complicated by both their retrospective nature and the application of unwieldy psycholegal standards. Because of the extended time framework in which the alleged crime often occurred months to years in the past, psychologists must develop a comprehensive multimethod database. This database is used to assess (a) self/others' reports of the defendant at the time of the offense, (b) self/others' retrospective accounts of the defendant at the time of the offense, and (c) self/others' reports of the defendant at the present time.

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