Implications of Forensic Assessments

To prepare Review the case study provided in Chapter 5 of the course text. Review the Learning Resources. Consider the following questions:  What did the psychologist consider when he chose the specific test instruments?  Why did the psychologist utilize the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)?  Since the counsel on the case did not request a risk assessment, why did the forensic psychologist choose to utilize the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) along with the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R) and the Static-99?  Why is it important that a forensic psychology practitioner, who does not administer test instruments, have an understanding of these test instruments in his or her work?

Post a response to the following, based on the case study: Provide a brief summary of the case. Explain what role the forensic psychology professional played in selecting the forensic risk assessment instrument used in the case. Explain characteristics of the assessment that make it effective for this case. Explain the implications regarding the selection of the assessment instrument and its impact on the outcome of the case.

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