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Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology
Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology
John F. Edens David DeMatteo Shannon E. Kelley Shelby Arnold

The relevance and utility of personality assessment data to address psycholegal issues in criminal (e.g., competence to proceed, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., child custody, civil commitment, personal injury) settings is an area of considerable debate in the mental health and legal fields (e.g., Craig, 2005; Heilbrun, 1992; Melton et al., 2007; Pope et al., 2006). Irrespective of the applied utility of assessment procedures as they relate to questions of concern to the legal system, perusal of any number of resources (e.g., surveys of practitioners, ...

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