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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 Correctional Settings
Use of the MMPI-2 in correctional settings
Edwin I.Megargee
Joyce L.Carbonell

In the past 20 years the number of men and women incarcerated in the United States has more than quadrupled and the rate of incarceration per 100,000 citizens has tripled. From 1986 to 1993, as legislators jostled each other in their haste to file bills calling for ever increasing mandatory prison terms, the number of Federal prisons increased from 29 to 77 and the number of state prisons grew from 556 to 770 (American Correctional Association, 1987, 1994). Meanwhile, the numbers of beds in existing institutions were greatly increased. Moreover, those actually in prison on June 30, the day appointed for the annual prison census, are only a fraction ...

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