Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation for Capital Sentencing

Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation for Capital Sentencing


Authors: Mark Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford
CE Credits: 6 Credits


Program Description

 This book-based CE program is based on this book from the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment Series, published by Oxford. If you do not have access to a copy of this book, please click here to purchase.

One of the books in the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series published by Oxford University Press, Evaluation for Capital Sentencing provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of evaluation for capital sentencing. Cunningham, leading scholars in the assessment of Miranda Rights, distill the relevant empirical research, scholarly debate, legal commentary, and ethical and professional standards in making recommendations for best practices in this area. Divided into two main sections describing the legal foundations of capital sentencing evaluation as well as the application of those foundations to the evaluation of capital sentencing cases, this book provides a step-by-step description of the entire process involved in the assessment of capital sentencing, from preparing for the evaluation to data collection, to interpretation, to report writing and testimony. 2010.  You will need to read the book and complete the quiz to obtain CE credit for this course.

Book: 215 pages Exam: 35 items



Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

– Describe the legal contexts for capital sentencing evaluations in the United States;
– List the common elements of capital sentencing statutes;
– Describe the research that has been conducted with capital sentencing cases;
– Explain the steps to take in preparing to conduct a capital sentencing evaluation;
– Describe the various types of data to be collected as part of a capital sentencing evaluation; and
– Describe the types of information that should be included in a capital sentencing evaluation report.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Recorded Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 6 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.

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