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Assessment practices and expert judgment methods in forensic psychology and psychiatry: An International Snapshot


Description We conducted an international survey in which forensic examiners who were members of professional associations described their two most recent forensic evaluations (N=434 experts, 868 cases), focusing on the use of structured assessment tools to aid expert judgment. This study describes: (a) the relative frequency of various forensic referrals, (b) what tools are used globally, (c) frequency and type of structured tools used, and (d) practitioners’ rationales for using/not using tools. We provide general descriptive information for various referrals. We found most evaluations used tools (74.2%) and used several (on average 4). We noted the extreme variety in tools used (286 different tools). We discuss the implications of these findings... (more)
Created Date 2014-09-25
Contributor Neal, Tess M.S. / Grisso, Thomas
Subject judgment / decision / forensic / actuarial
Type Text
Language English
Identifier DOI: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0093854814548449
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Neal, T.M.S. & Grisso, T. (2014). Assessment practices and expert judgment methods in forensic psychology and psychiatry: An International Snapshot. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41, 1406-1421. doi: 10.1177/0093854814548449.
Note The first author was supported in part by an NSF Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship (SES1228559) during the writing of this manuscript. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NSF. Portions of these results were presented at the 2014 annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in New Orleans, LA.
Collaborating Institutions ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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