Refusing and Withdrawing from Forensic Evaluations

Stanley L. Brodsky, Jennifer Kelly Wilson, Tess Neal

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Abstract

The current study collected descriptive information about the reasons mental health experts decline or withdraw from forensic assessments, both early and late in the legal process. In response to an online survey, 29 forensic psychologists and psychiatrists presented examples of case withdrawal from their professional experiences. Their major reasons included ethical issues or conflicts, payment difficulties, and interpersonal or procedural problems with retaining counsel or evaluees. Clearly, there are compelling personal and professional reasons that prompt forensic mental health experts to withdraw from or turn down cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-26
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • forensic evaluations
  • forensic psychiatrists
  • forensic psychologists
  • professional issues, case withdrawal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Applied Psychology

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Refusing and Withdrawing from Forensic Evaluations. / Brodsky, Stanley L.; Wilson, Jennifer Kelly; Neal, Tess.

In: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 14-26.

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Brodsky, Stanley L. ; Wilson, Jennifer Kelly ; Neal, Tess. / Refusing and Withdrawing from Forensic Evaluations. In: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 14-26.
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