Writing Reports for Court: A Practical Guide for Psychologists Working in Forensic Contexts
Australian Academic Press
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2007
The credibility of a psychologist called upon to prepare a report for court as an expert witness will be questioned if the document presented is viewed as poor. It is vital therefore that psychologists receive guidelines to assist with the preparation of these reports. This text examines relevant mental health state legislation relating to criminal, civil and family courts and then sets out a logical structure for writing reports for such matters.