A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating the controversial,
often contentious-yet essential-role of forensic psychology in the American
Written by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one of the country's leading experts on forensic psychology, Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a scholarly, thought-provoking collection of cases from the author's three decades of professional experience. Bringing to life the psychological and legal details of each case as well as the personal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers those issues facing forensic psychologists, including:
- Ability to Waive Miranda Rights
- Coerced Confessions
- The Insanity Defense
- Battered Woman Syndrome
- Evaluating Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
- The Implications of Extreme Emotional Disturbance
Informative, compelling, and educational, each of the ten cases presented in Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook offers a rare glimpse at the work of forensic psychologists, how forensic psychologists are examined in court, the ways in which their expertise is used by the legal system, and the contributions they make to the system's ultimate goal of doing justice.
Table of Contents
1. Waiver of Miranda Rights and Voluntary versus Coerced Confession.
2. Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-Defense, and Extreme Emotional Disturbance.
3. Insanity: Malingering versus Organic Brain Syndrome.
4. Insanity, Extreme Emotional Disturbance, or Both?
5. Voluntary or Coerced Confession?
6. Child Abuse Victim, Sexual Predator, or Both?
7. Battered Woman Syndrome, Duress, and the Death Penalty.
8. Validation of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse.
9. Murder or Manslaughter? Extreme Emotional Disturbance.
10. Insanity, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Brief Reactive Psychosis.
CHARLES PATRICK EWING, PHD, JD, is an experienced lawyer, forensic psychologist, and law professor at University at Buffalo Law School where he is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor. He maintains an active forensic psychology consulting practice and is the author of several books including Fatal Families, Kids Who Kill, and Minds on Trial. He is the editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law and the recipient of both the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award and the New York State Bar Association's award for outstanding contribution in the field of criminal law education.