8. Forensic Psychiatry and Forensic Psychology

  1. Douglas H. Ubelaker
  1. Stephen B. Billick1 and
  2. Daniel A. Martell2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118373880.ch8

Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

How to Cite

Billick, S. B. and Martell, D. A. (2012) Forensic Psychiatry and Forensic Psychology, in Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions (ed D. H. Ubelaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118373880.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Park Dietz and Associates, Newport Beach, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119941231

Online ISBN: 9781118373880



  • forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology;
  • forensic psychiatry/psychology, ethical and human rights issues;
  • US, clinical psychology on the mental aspect, forensics in validity tests;
  • psychiatry and behavioral sciences in AAFS;
  • forensic psychological/psychiatric aiding in civil suits;
  • specific topics, in forensic practice and international research;
  • forensic neuroscience of brain structure/function, into the courtroom;
  • neuroimaging and fMRI ‘lie detector,’ brain damage in tort claims;
  • forensic behavioral science and psychopathy to real-world prediction;
  • violence risk/psychopathy and behavior-genetic as risk


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of psychiatry in the united states

  • History of psychology in the United States

  • History of the Section on Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in AAFS

  • Areas of legal importance for psychiatric and psychological testimony

  • International perspectives

  • Future directions and research

  • References

  • Further reading