March 24, 2019

In this article, we explore what insanity is, how it differs across the United States, and how forensic evaluators gather information related to insanity.

A brief overview of what a forensic psychologist does including a list of evaluation referral questions and the psychologist's role.

March 15, 2017

This article gives a short overview of issues with juvenile competence to waive Miranda rights and summarizes major findings from a 2016 study.

Bipolar disorder is misdiagnosed for many reasons: financial benefit, clinician inexperience, insufficient resources, favored diagnoses, and diagnostic overlap.

February 27, 2017

Though a criminal responsibility or insanity defense may be advantageous to the defense in many instances, this is not always the case. In some cases, such a defense may mean the defendant spends more time in jail or under supervision than if they had pleaded guilty.

February 12, 2017

There are six major ways to learn more about forensic psychology: (1) books, (2) forums and listservs, (3) conferences and workshops, (4) hands-on clinical experience and observation, (5) review forensic psychologists' websites, and (6) scientific research.

January 22, 2017

In this article, I explain what a neuropsychological evaluation includes, what it measures, for whom it is most helpful, and how it may benefit you.