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Journal of Psychiatry & Law



Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006



Published: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

 



Notes on Contributors

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.269



Reasonable Medical Certainty: A Rose by Any Other Name

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.273
Do we need more certainty in determining a mental state or psychopathological condition for legal purposes than we do for treatment purposes? The author discusses case law and literature as the subject and reviews which options are best for expert witnesses.



Shaken Baby Syndrome

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.291
The syndrome has been described as head trauma resulting from shaking the baby with or without impact. The legal ramifications of shaking a baby resulting in severe physical stress or death vary to some extent by perpetrator and/or state.



A Literature Review of the Utility of Selected Violence and Sexual Violence Risk Assessment Instruments

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.307
High risk sex offenders can be committed under various statutes in different states. The article describes various risk assessment instruments/tools in the field.



True Lies: Delusions and Lie-Detection Technology

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.351
This article highlights a number of problems at the interface of psychiatry, psychophysiological lie-detection and the law. It examines the current and future role of neurophysiologic measurements in the detection of deception.



Book Section: Essays and Reviews

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006






A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War to the War on Terror, by Alfred W. McCoy

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.381






A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, by Thomas Sowell

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.391



Books Received

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.395



Commentary

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006



Remorse

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:17:13 EST

Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2006 p.397
The presence or absence of remorse plays a role in the criminal law system. This commentary discusses cases where the use of remorse determined the sentence.