AAFP: Case Law Series: Criminal Responsibility

Presented By Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP
Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Case Law Series: Criminal Responsibility is presented by Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program reviews case law in the area of criminal responsibility and discusses its implications when it comes to completing criminal responsibility evaluations. All of the criminal responsibility landmark cases from the American Board of Forensic Psychology's (ABFP's) Suggested Reading List for Written and Oral Examinations are reviewed.

In addition, this program reviews relevant case law that was not included in the suggested reading list. This program is useful for individuals who are developing their expertise in criminal responsibility, those who are considering board certification, and those who have advanced knowledge in criminal responsibility evaluations but want a refresher on landmark cases and recent rulings.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the relationship between ethical forensic practice and knowledge of relevant case law

Describe 6 United States Supreme Court landmark cases in the area of criminal responsibility and state the holdings in each case

Describe 6 lower federal court landmark cases in the area of criminal responsibility and state the holdings in each case

Demonstrate the learned case law to the practice of completing criminal responsibility evaluations

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Presented By

Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a Fellow (and Past-Presiden...

Curriculum

1. Introduction to "What is Criminal Responsibility"

2. Relationship Between Ethical Forensic Practice and Relevant Case Law

3. Various Tests for Insanity & What is a Mental Disease or Defect?

4. Is There a Constitutional Right to an NGRI Defense or a Diminished Capacity Argument?

5. Are Defendants Entitles to Psychiatric Expertise to Pursue an NGRI Defense?

6. What 5th and 6th Amendment Rights Are There, If Any?

7. What is the Burden of Proof & Can Experts Offer an Ultimate Opinion on the Issues of Sanity?

8. Can an NGRI Acquittee be Automatically Hospitalized, and For How Long Can an NGRI Acquittee be Hospitalized?

9. Can Expert Testimony be Offered Regarding Battered Woman Syndrome?

10. Can a Court Impose an NGRI Defense Over a Defendant's Objection?

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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