you will summarize five types of forensic evaluation, selecting one

 

 you will summarize five types of forensic evaluation, selecting one methodology to examine in more detail from the following:

  • Competency to stand trial.
  • Child custody.
  • Parenting fitness.
  • Mitigation of penalty.
  • Recidivism potential (for example, a violence risk assessment or a sexual risk assessment).

Objectives

Complete the following:

  1. Summarize the forensic evaluations indicated in this assignment (competency to stand trial; child custody, parenting fitness; mitigation of penalty; recidivism potential).
  2. Describe the key legal questions involved in the chosen evaluation.
  3. Describe a methodology for completing the chosen evaluation.
  4. Justify why a methodology is appropriate for completing the chosen evaluation.
  5. Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.