by Demosthenes Lorandos (Author, Editor), William Bernet (Editor), S. Richard Sauber (Editor) is the essential “how to” manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm’s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place.
by Gardner, Sauber, and Lorandos, has become the standard reference work for PAS. The International Handbook features clinical, legal, and research perspectives from 32 contributors from eight countries.
The Handbook examines the effects of PAS on both parents and children and includes new material on incidence, gender, and false accusations of abuse.
The Handbook also touches heavily on the legal aspects of PAS in American law, including criticism of PAS in courts of law, the fundamental rights of children, international PAS abductions, and the legal requirements for expert testimony.
CROSS EXAMINING EXPERTS IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
by Terrence W. Campbell and Demosthenes Lorandos, is a must for every family law practitioner. This two-volume practice set provides step-by-step guidance how to refute behavioral scientists’ conjecture and speculation to ensure favorable rulings on Daubert, Kuhmo Tire and Frye standards. Integrates hundreds of questioning strategies and actual questions to save you time and energy in preparing your cases. Demonstrates how to examine and challenge the expertise of mental health experts and the use of psychological tests. Details both the scientific research and the legal aspects behind a mental health expert’s testimony.
BENCHBOOK IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
by Lorandos and Campbell, provides immediate access to authoritative information and immediate decision-making tools for judges and attorneys.
The U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Daubert, Joiner, and Kumho Tire have profoundly altered the rules of evidence regarding expert testimony. However, recent research indicates court personnel have little understanding of how to implement these changes in the behavioral sciences. The Federal Rules of Evidence now reflect the changes brought about by the Daubert trilogy. Before the Benchbook, there were no guidelines, practice books, or judicial decision-making manuals that address even in the vaguest “gatekeeping” responsibilities in the behavioral sciences.