This workshop presents an overview of forensic psychology. A model for forensic psycholgical evaluation is first offered, followed by discussion of a number of commonly requested examination types including trial competence, criminal responsibility, criminal sentencing and disposition — including death penalty litigation, and child custody. Case law, statutes, ethical issues, assessment methodology and the role of experts are also reviewed.
Instructor: James R. Eisenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is currently teaching at John Carroll University. He was previously Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, professor of psychology, and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Lake Erie College. He has worked on thousands of criminal and civil forensic cases. He is a Diplomate and Officer of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and frequent presenter for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology’s Contemporary Workshop Series. He was a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Mental Illness and the Death Penalty. His book, Law Psychology, and Death Penalty Litigation was published in 2002.
Deadline for registration is March 7, 2013.