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 of Criminal Responsibility provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of mental state at the time of the offense. Packer, a leading scholar in the assessment of criminal responsibility, distills 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 foundations of criminal responsibility as well as the application of those foundations to the evaluation of mental state at the time of offense, this book provides a step-by-step description of the entire process involved in the assessment of criminal responsibility, from preparing for the evaluation to data collection, to interpretation, to report writing and testimony. 2009.
Book: 199 pages Exam: 35 items
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:
– Describe the legal context for the insanity defense in the United States;
– List the various legal standards for insanity;
– Describe the research that has been conducted with people who have asserted insanity;
– Explain the steps to take in preparing to conduct an evaluation of criminal responsibility;
– Describe the various types of data to be collected as part of a criminal responsibility evaluation; and
– Describe the types of information that should be included in a criminal responsibility 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 5.5 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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