Forensic Neuroscience and Violence

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2024-02-05
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Discover the most up-to-date information on the forensic neuroscience of violence 

Forensic Neuroscience and Violence delivers a contemporary, detailed, and thorough exploration of the burgeoning field of neuroscience, violence, and the law. The book brings together the most recent empirical research on the neuroscience of various violent and sexually violent criminal offender populations and a variety of neuordevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurological disorders that may place an individual at risk for violence. Forensic application of neuorpsychological assessment and neuorimaging methods to legal proceedings (neurolaw) will be explored through case examples and caselaw. The book constitutes the most comprehensive and internationally relevant resource for a wide range of forensic practitioners, graduate students, legal scholars, and academics in the field of forensic neuorscience and neurocriminology. 

The book specifically emphasizes the most current neuropsychological and neuroimaging research on violent and sexually violent offender populations as well as neuorpsychiatric and neurological conditions that lead to violance, and ultimately, to the courtroom. The book presents forensic neuroscience, neurocriminology, and neurolaw in a fundamental, coherent, and practical manner. 

The distinguished author, John Matthew Fabian, a national expert in a forensic psychology and neuropsychology, presents a detailed and profound analysis of the neuroscience of both psychiatric and neurological disorders focusing on both brain structure and function and their relationship to violence. The author presents a comprehensive, precise, and meticulous overview of the neuroanatomy of violence in both juvenile and adult offendrs as well as with particular psychiatric and neurological disorders that he has encountered in his forensic practice as an expert witness in forensic neuropsychology and the law. 

The book addresses neuropsychological and neuroscientific empirically based risk factors for violence and aggression while applying these findings to forensic mental health assessment and criminal legal proceedings. 

Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of the application of brain dysfunction often found in certain offender populations and neuropsychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on how these impairments apply to violence and specific forensic legal questions asked of experts in the courtroom. 

Perfect for professionals in forensic neuropsychology, forensic psychology, forensic psychiatry and neurocriminology and the law. 

Forensic Neuroscience and Violence will also earn a worthy place in the libraries of researchers and academics in specialty topics such as violence and sexual violence risk assessment, criminal behavior and neurocriminology, and developmental psychopathology, professionals in social work, addiction and dual-diagnosis, and certainly criminal lawyers. 

Author Biography

John Matthew Fabian PSY.D., J.D., ABPP, is a Board Certified Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, as well as a Forensic and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr. Fabian was formerly director of a state court psychiatric clinic and has worked and testified in adult and juvenile court psychiatric clinics, a maximum-security state forensic hopsital and Federal Bureau of Prison forensic studies center. Dr. Fabian has testified in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has evaluated approximately 700 adult and juvenile murder cases. He currently has faculty appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program and the Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Walter Reed National Military Medical Center- Center for Forensic Behavioral Science. 

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