Journal of Psychiatry & Law

Journal of Psychiatry & Law is a medical journal focusing on Psychiatry & Law

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring

Changes in the Wind: Parenting Assessment in Family Dissolution Matters
Disputes about parenting time and responsibility occupy the attention of family courts and of forensic mental heath professionals who perform evaluations for these courts. The legal approach to these matters continues to evolve with societal changes...
Custody Evaluations without Psychological Testing: Prudent Practice or Fatal Flaw?
When is it appropriate to omit psychological testing from a child custody evaluation? When is the omission serious error? Because all forensic evaluations begin with a legal question (typically: what is in the child's best interest), this discussion...
Divorce in the 21st Century: Multidisciplinary Family Interventions
Family courts are increasingly stressed by larger case loads, greater numbers of pro se litigants, highly litigious and complex divorces, and limited resources. Divorce cases in family courts have evolved from judicial decisions about who should be awarded...
Extreme Emotional Disturbance (EED), Heat of Passion, and Provocation: A Jurisprudent Science Perspective
The defense of "provocation" is raised when the accused party "concedes that the prosecution has proven its case on the actus reus and mens rea elements, but asserts that some justification or mitigating factor should lead to acquittal on the offense...
Helping Families and Courts in High Conflict Divorce Cases: Familiar Practices and New Ideas
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL ISSUEOne of the most challenging areas of mental health and legal practice concerns high conflict divorce cases. Over the last several decades, there has been increasing attention to what professionals do and whether it can be...
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic-Workbook (Fourth Edition)/Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic-Therapist Guide (Fourth Edition)
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic-Workbook (Fourth Edition), by David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Craske, (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007), 212 pp., $29.95 paperback.Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic-Therapist Guide (Fourth Edition), by Michelle...
Scientific Jury Selection
Scientific Jury Selection, by Joel D. Lieberman and Bruce D. Sales, (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007) 259 pp., $79.95.This book, written by Joel D. Lieberman, Ph.D., an associate professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department...
Sexual Harassment. Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation
Sexual Harassment. Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation by Liza H. Gold, (Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004), 292 pp., $69.00."I love my work with a love that is frantic and perverted, as an ascetic loves the hair...
The Science of Sherlock Holmes. from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases
The Science of Sherlock Holmes. From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases, by E.J. Wagner, (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006), 256 pp., $24.95.". . . When you have eliminated...
When Adoptions Go Wrong: Psychological and Legal Issues of Adoption Disruption
When Adoptions Go Wrong: Psychological and Legal Issues of Adoption Disruption, by Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D. (New York, NY: The Haworth Press, 2006), 129 pp., $14.95.In the midst of reading this book for review, I noticed an article in my local newspaper...