Forensic Neuropsychology: A Scientific Approach (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780195383522

Glenn J. Larrabee
552 ページ
188 x 266 mm

Neuropsychologists are frequently asked to serve as experts for court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. This fully-updated second edition describes the application of neuropsychology to legal issues in both the civil and criminal courts. The book emphasizes the scientific basis of neuropsychology, as well as using a scientific approach in addressing forensic questions. All of the contributors are recognized experts in their fields, and the chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, admissibility of neuropsychological evidence, and ethics. Also covered are functional neuroimaging in forensic neuropsychology and the determination of damages in personal injury litigation, including pediatric brain injury (traumatic injury and perinatal birth injury), mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and assessment of medically unexplained symptoms. Civil competencies in elderly persons with dementia are addressed in a separate chapter, and two chapters deal with the assessment of competency and responsibility in criminal forensic neuropsychology. The book closes with a perspective on trends in forensic practice and research. Like the previous edition, this new volume is an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and trainees.


Chapter 1: A Scientific Approach to Forensic Neuropsychology
Glenn J. Larrabee
Chapter 2: Neuropsychology and the Law: Principles of Productive Attorney-
Neuropsychologist Relations
Manfred F. Greiffenstein
Chapter 3: Admissibility of Expert Opinions based on Neuropsychological Evidence
Paul M. Kaufmann
Chapter 4: Ethical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology
Christopher L. Grote and Benjamin A. Pyykkonen
Chapter 5: Assessment of Malingering
Glenn J. Larrabee
Chapter 6: Functional Neuroimaging in Forensic Neuropsychology
Joseph Ricker
Chapter 7: Perinatal Brain Injury
H. Gerry Taylor
Chapter 8: Forensic Aspects of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Jacobus Donders
Chapter 9: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Glenn J. Larrabee
Chapter 10: Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Tresa Roebuck-Spencer and Mark Sherer
Chapter 11: Neurotoxic Injury
Karen I. Bolla
Chapter 12: The Psychological Assessment of Persons With Chronic Pain
Kevin W. Greve, Kevin J. Bianchini, and Jonathan S. Ord
Chapter 13: Forensic Assessment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Laurence M. Binder
Chapter 14: Something to Talk About?
The Status of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Clinical Neuropsychology
Jim Andrikopoulos and Manfred F. Greiffenstein
Chapter 15: Assessing Civil Competencies in Older Adults with Dementia: Consent Capacity, Financial Capacity, and Testamentary Capacity
Daniel C. Marson, Katina Hebert, and Andrea C. Solomon
Chapter 16: Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology and Assessment of competency
Robert L. Denney
Chapter 17: Criminal Responsibility and Other Criminal Forensic Issues
Robert L. Denney
Chapter 18: Trends in Forensic Practice and Research
Jerry J. Sweet and Dawn Giuffre Meyer


Glenn J. Larrabee, Ph.D. is currently engaged in the full-time independent practice of clinical neuropsychology, with an emphasis in forensic neuropsychology, in Sarasota, Florida. He is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a member of the medical staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and a licensed psychologist in Florida and Texas. He is a fellow of both the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and of Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, and Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. Dr. Larrabee has authored or co-authored numerous papers covering topics such as memory assessment, age-related cognitive change, Alzheimer's disease, mild traumatic brain injury, forensic neuropsychology, and malingering.