CAPITAL SENTENCING, CAPITAL MITIGATION...
These evaluations are usually requested by the defense, and occasionally by the prosecution for a "rebuttal", or to assure the objectivity of the defense witness.
The reports reflect local case law or statutory requirements and are performed in accordance to the decisions in Coker v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 280 (1976); Locket v. Ohio, 487 U.S. 586 (1978); Edmund v. Florida, 458 U.S. 782 (1982); Ake v. Oklahoma, 470 U.S. 68 S.Ct. 1087 (1985); Thompson v. Oklahoma, 487 U.S. 815 (1988); Penry v. Lynaugh, 492 U.S. 302 (1989); Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361, 109 S.Ct. (1989); Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304; 122 S. Ct. 2242 (2002); Ring v. Arizona, 200 Ariz. 267, 25 P .3d 1139 (2002); Panetti v.Quarterman, 2007...
These evaluations require a considerable amount of time for interviewing the defendant, reviewing collateral information and assisting the defense attorney in preparation to the trial. The reports can include, but are not limited to:
The party making the referral is responsible for the provision of the necessary collateral information for the preparation of the repot.
- Insanity Defense / Criminal Responsibility - Competency to Stand Trial - Diminished Capacity -
- Capital Sentencing / Mitigation - Sex Offenders - Violence Risk Assessments - Malingering -
- Suicide Risk Assessments - Medicolegal Issues in Correctional Psychiatry - Juvenile Transfer -
Testamentary Capacity / Undue Influence - Competency to Make a Will -
- Disability Evaluations / Independent Medical Evaluations - Discrimination -
- Workers' Compensation - Personal Injury / Psychiatric Harm -
- Psychiatric Malpractice / Standards of Care / Medical Record Review -
- Americans with Disabilities Act / ADA - Sexual Harassment - Workplace Violence Assessments -
- Testimonial Capacity / Competency to Testify as a Witness -
- other forensic, mental health and law related assessments -
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