Forensic InService discusses the application of psychiatric, psychological, and social work evidence-based practice to matters of assessment and treatment, law, corrections, crime, and delinquency. We examine such concerns as the insanity defense, the high incarceration rate of individuals with mental illness, encounters with law enforcement, and the community management of sex offenders, as well as such macro concerns as the availability of treatment services, public perceptions of people with mental illness, and concerns related to social justice.
Sometimes a Submarine Is Just a Submarine
In this episode we review a number of topics, all either made relevant by or infused with concern over the pandemic.
These topics include:
Telemental Health and Masked Attorneys
Institutional Care and Infection Control
Déjà vu and Isn’t It Time for Community Corrections?
Seizing Opportunity in Crisis
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Caring For Coworkers During the Pandemic
In this episode we discuss the effects of the current pandemic and mega-disaster on mental health, as well as how daily life has changed over the past month. Check out all of our episodes at https://forensicinservice.com
In this episode we discuss the various aspects of Reentry, especially as they relate to persons with mental illness. We cover the reentry of insanity acquittals, as well as former inmates and explore the numerous issues that impede that process. Check out all of our episodes at https://forensicinservice.com
The Leopold & Loeb Murder Trial
In this episode we discuss the infamous murder trial of Loepold & Loeb, who in 1924 kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago. The crime would come to be regarded, at least until the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, as the murder of the century. We take a look at their behavior and the psychiatric testimony. Check out all of our episodes at https://forensicinservice.com/category/episodes/
Mental Health Practice in the Courtroom
In this episode we discuss mental health practice in the courtroom, including the court and legal processes, our roles as educators, and our obligations to our clients. Check out all of our episodes at Forensic InService
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What's Up With Sex Offender Treatment?
In this episode we review a recent article from the BBC, by Danny Shaw, which reported that a recent study of the sex offender programs in England and Wales showed that completers recidivated at a higher rate than noncompleters. We delve into a discussion on the efficacy of sex offender treatment in general terms, as well as some programmatic difficulties programs encounter.
Excellent interviews and insights into forensic practice. Especially valuable to persons connected to mental health law.
Competency & Restoration
Excellent interview with Robert Linville, Esq. He clearly understands the issues involved in trying to represent and defend an incapacitated defendant and the problems with a system that often will not take the time to listen.