A defendant is found guilty of 3 counts of sexual battery. Witness are reluctant to testify and the assistant district attorney feels the 3 counts will give a long prison sentence. The defendant is 17

A defendant is found guilty of 3 counts of sexual battery. Witness are reluctant to testify and the assistant district attorney feels the 3 counts will give a long prison sentence. The defendant is 17

A defendant is found guilty of 3 counts of sexual battery. Witness are reluctant to testify and the assistant district attorney feels the 3 counts will give a long prison sentence. The defendant is 17 years old and can be sentenced to adult prison or juvenile corrections. A dr is asked to conduct a risk assessment and recommend what if any treatment should be given.  

 Describe the psycho-legal standards and/or definitions for risk of dangerousness and insanity.

Identify and describe one or more landmark case(s) for each standard (at least two cases total).

On the basis of the information from the vignette, provide an opinion on the defendant’s risk of dangerousness and insanity.

Discuss the potential ethical concerns that may be encountered by a forensic professional in the evaluation and assessment of each of these psychological issues.

Discuss the potential impact of an individual’s culture in the evaluation and assessment of each of these psychological issues

 

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