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13 J. Psychiatry & L. [i] (1985)

handle is hein.journals/jpsych13 and id is 1 raw text is: SPRING/SUMMER 1985
THE JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRYAND LAW
1           Notes on Contributors
5           Editors' Page
Psychological and Demographic Factors Associated With
Individuals Using the Insanity Defense
9            The author compares three groups of men involved with the
insanity defense. Her findings concerning their psychopathology
are among the interesting results of her research.
CARYL E. BOEHNERT, PH.D.
Declarations Versus Investigations: The Case for the Special
Reasoning Abilities and Capabilities of the Expert Witness in
Psychology/Psychiatry
33           The author examines research on human judgment to determine if
psychologists and psychiatrists who act as expert witnesses have
special reasoning capabilities. His conclusions are both interesting
and surprising.
DAVID FAUST, PH.D.
Child Advocacy and the Scientific Model in Family Court: A
Theory for Pretrial Self-Assessment
61           This article explores problems faced by mental health profes-
sionals who act as expert witnesses in family court matters con-
cerning children. The author discusses the types of statements that
such experts could legitimately make in those proceedings.
JEFFREY J. WITTMANN, M.S.
Judicial Expansion of the Tarasoff Doctrine: Doctors' Dilemma
83            This article addresses the major problems confronting a therapist
who faces a Tarasoff situation. The continued judicial expansion
of the original doctrine will make life more difficult for mental
health professionals.
ELIZABETH M. CROCKER, J.D.

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