Forensic Psuc Exam 1 Notes

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Forensic Psychology Any psychology used in the legal system
Expert Witness some one who express opinion on a topic used to share there expertise in the field
Fact Witness can only testify on topics they have seen
Amicus Curiae Friend of the court" legal opinion submitted by someone who is not related with the case but belived to have expert knowledge regarding the topic
Brandeis Brief "Friend of the court" legal opinion submitted by someone who is not related with the case but belived to
MMPI
the mmpi is composed of 550 questions that are true false the MMPi identifies between psychosis and neurosis psychosis is missing the in touch with reality neurosis is like anxiety and depression most important traits is paranoia hypomania and psychopathic deviate psychopathic deviate = sociopath
IPI
Developed specifically for law enforcement candidates Shows better predictive abilities than the MMPI Use with the MMPI is even a better predictor Most significant scales measured trouble with the law, previous job problems, involvement with drugs
Dual Relationship (why is it bad?) know some one outside of a clinical relationship
Community Policing the purpose was to re unite the police with the community “the extension of the police-community relations concept which envisions an effective working partnership between the police and members of the community in order to solve problems which concern both” often communities would initiate several changes at one and, hence, not be able to evaluate the separate impact of each”
FFDE
Fitness for duty A psychological FFDE is a formal, specialized examination of an incumbent employee that results from (1) objective evidence that the employee may be unable to safely or effectively perform a defined job and (2) a reasonable basis for believing that the cause may be attributable to psychological factors The

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