The MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A in Court: A Practical Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys, Second Edition

Pages: 473
Item #: 431729A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-590-3
List Price: $69.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $49.95
Copyright: 2000
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This edition is no longer for sale. However, an updated edition is available.

A best-seller since it was first published in 1993, this newly revised edition is a must-have for anyone likely to encounter one of the most widely used psychology tests in forensic settings, the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory). This new revision incorporates the extensive research, legislation, and case laws that have emerged since the original edition, as well as recent developments such as the test publisher's decision to no longer make the original MMPI available.

The chapter presenting and discussing deposition and cross-examination questions has been expanded to 100 questions. In addition to the extensive appendices of the original edition, a variety of new appendices have been added such as, procedure converting MMPI scores to MMPI-2 norms; expert witness and attorney checklists; list of test translations and translators; and 10 deadly traps of forensic assessment.

This revision of a landmark work organizes and integrates the scientific, legal, and practical information about the MMPI and its forensic uses. It is accessible not only to seasoned attorneys and expert witnesses, but also to psychologists who have never set foot in a courtroom and attorneys who have never heard of the MMPI.

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits and Tables

List of Figures

Preface to Second Edition



  1. A Brief Overview
  2. The MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A in Court Testimony
  3. The Courts' Recognition, Use, and Restriction of MMPI-Based Testimony
  4. The Expert Witness Prepares and Presents
  5. The Attorney Prepares and Presents
  6. Assessing Malingering and Other Aspects of Credibility
  7. Writing Forensic Reports
  8. Deposition and Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness: 100 Basic Questions
  9. Some Final Thoughts


  1. Sample Agreement Between Expert Witness and Attorney
  2. Sample Informed Consent Form for Conducting Forensic Assessments
  3. Expert Witness's Checklist for Forensic MMPI-2 Assessment
  4. Attorney's Checklist for Forensic MMPI-2 Assessment
  5. Federal Cases Involving the MMPI
  6. State Cases Involving the MMPI
  7. Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
  8. APA Policy on Training for Psychologists Wishing to Change Their Specialty
  9. Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists
  10. Statement of Principles Relating to the Responsibilities of Attorneys and Psychologists in Their Interprofessional Relations: An Interdisciplinary Agreement Between the New Mexico Bar Association and the New Mexico Psychological Association
  11. Ten Deadly Traps of Forensic Assessment
  12. Strategy for Forensic Use of Computer-Based Reports
  13. MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Translations
  14. Listing of MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A Items
  15. Description of MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A Scales
  16. Psychometric Properties of the MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A Compared
  17. Procedure for Converting MMPI Scores to New Norms
  18. Fifty-Seven Illustrations for Presenting the MMPI in Court and Classroom




About the Authors

Reviews & Awards

This book is the authoritative forensic source concerning numerical, research, and reference data about the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.
—Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1994