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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.

Risk Assessment with the MMPI-2 in Forensic Evaluations
Risk assessment with the MMPI-2 in forensic evaluations
KirkHeilbrun
Alfred B.Heilbrun, Jr.
Introduction

The demand that mental health professionals assess the risk of future violent behavior is embedded in a variety of clinical-legal issues. Under various guises, it appears in legal standards governing civil commitment, bail determination, sentencing (for both adults and juveniles), hospital commitment as either incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity, transfers from correctional facilities to secure hospitals, release decisions from hospitals and prisons, treatment planning for high-risk populations such as spouse abusers, sexual offenders, insanity acquittees, and criminal offenders on parole or probation. Finally, as a result of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (1976) and its progeny, the demand for ...

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