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

dc.contributorAllen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributorParrott, Caroline
dc.contributor.advisorCox, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorMeaux, Lauren
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-11T16:49:20Z
dc.date.available2018-07-11T16:49:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractMental 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.extent98 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002965
dc.identifier.otherMeaux_alatus_0004M_13398
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3650
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectClinical psychology
dc.titleUnderstanding forensic psychologists’ mental state at the time of the offense evaluation patterns: a mixed methods studyen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.disciplinePsychology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.A.
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