About the special issue
This special issue pilot tests the viability and feasibility of the Psycholegal Lexis Proposal by analyzing its epistemology, by examining its close connection with the therapeutic jurisprudence paradigm, and by presenting 8 examples of model case studies: 5 involving forensic assessment of individual criminal or civil defendants and 3 involving multiple forensic cases used for policy and program development. As a readers' guide to the series, a table is provided that outlines all 11 of the articles.
Part II (Vol. 10, No. 1-2) presents three more individual case studies and three articles involving multiple cases with a policy and program focus.
Articles in this issue
Background on the "Psycholegal Lexis Proposal": Exploring the Potential of a Systematic Case Study Database in Forensic Psychology
Fishman, Daniel B.
Pragmatic Forensic Psychology: A Means of "Scientizing" Expert Testimony From Mental Health Professionals?
Deconstructing Graeme: Observations on "Pragmatic Psychology," Forensics and the Institutional Epistemology of the Courts
Dowdle, Michael William
Pragmatic Psychology Through a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Lens: Psycholegal Soft Spots in the Criminal Justice System
Birgden, Astrid; Ward, Tony
Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: The Case of H. H
Witt, Philip H.
A Case Study Involving Competency to Stand Trial: Incompetent Defendant, Incompetent Examiner or "Malingering By Proxy"?
Schlesinger, Louis B.