Understanding forensic psychologists’ mental state at the time of the offense evaluation patterns: a mixed methods study

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dc.contributor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor Parrott, Caroline
dc.contributor.advisor Cox, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Meaux, Lauren
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-11T16:49:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-11T16:49:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002965
dc.identifier.other Meaux_alatus_0004M_13398
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3650
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract Mental State at the Time of the Offense (MSO) evaluations are used to inform the criminal courts in determinations of criminal responsibility and are an important part of psycholegal practice. Evaluator judgments of defendants' mental state at the time of the offense can significantly influence court determinations, yet research suggests these judgments are not standard across evaluators or jurisdictions and have poor interrater reliability. The current study utilized a mixed methods design to examine patterns of use and acceptability of various aspects of MSO evaluations. Several psychological tests were endorsed as ideal, but not frequently used in practice, while several clinical interview topics are utilized more in practice than recommended by participants. Results may aid legal decision making and inform research regarding MSO evaluation standardization. en_US
dc.format.extent 98 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated. en_US
dc.subject Clinical psychology
dc.title Understanding forensic psychologists’ mental state at the time of the offense evaluation patterns: a mixed methods study en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.

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