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6/10/2013· Forensic Psychiatry

Importance of Forensic Psychology Guidelines: The Jodi Arias Trial

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

It is a matter of utmost importance that an even playing field be created in adversarial proceedings. What is conducive to this is use of forensic guidelines as standards by all experts involved in a case.

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11/6/2015· Psychology

Guns, Violence and Psychology: Cause and Effect?

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Does the availability of weapons lead to violence? Citizens certainly have a right to bear arms and defend themselves. However, what does the science say about this area?

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7/24/2012· Eyewitness Testimony

Faulty Eyewitness ID: A Major Contributor To Wrongful Conviction

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Recent cases have come to the fore concerning faulty eyewitness ID raising increasing and continuing concern about the error rate of eyewitness ID. This concern dates all the way back to Janet Reno, Attorney General, who appointed a committee of mentalhealth professionals and attorney to evaluate the area of eyewitness ID.

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2/4/2013· Psychology

Pitfalls in Testimony Involving Children's Memory

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

The issue of children's memory is contentious. Some individuals assert that if a child says something, therefore it must be true. However, the research shows that this certainly is not the case. Human memory is not an exact recording of an event(s).

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2/19/2018· Sexual Abuse - Molestation - Harassment

Forensic Psychological Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Defense counsel is frequently presented with the problem of a client protesting their innocence and accusers, perhaps multiple accusers, leveling allegations of sexual assault against the client. Of course, with defendants facing severe legal consequences, complaints need to be evaluated as to their reliability and validity.

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7/17/2013· Brain Injury

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy In Athletes And Military Populations

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Recently the examination of the brain of Junior Seau revealed the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The recent diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after examination of the brain of Junior Seau underlines the seriousness not only of repetitive brain trauma in professional sports and in military populations but also raises continuing serious questions about the management and prevention of CTE in athletic sports.

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3/18/2013· Psychology

A Judicial Response to a Longstanding Problem: Faulty Eyewitness Identification

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Recently the Oregon Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upended how eyewitness identification is to be used in criminal trials. The article in The New York Times (2012) indicated that misidentification is the country's leading cause of wrongful conviction.

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6/26/2013· Psychology

Interviewing Impaired Child Witnesses With Disabilities

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Prosecutors and law enforcement are frequently confronted with situations wherein children have been traumatized and/or injured. These injuries have resulted in disabilities which affect the child’s ability to understand questions as well as express answers to questions.

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4/18/2013· Psychology

Evaluation of Sexual Offending: Are They All Predators?

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

There has been great voiced concern by practitioners and researchers over overcategorization and overgeneralization of individuals accused of sexual offending being lumped into one category of "sexual predators." Whereas there certainly is a need for protection of children from predators in our society, the pendulum has swung too far to the extreme.

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10/17/2019· Psychology

Anxiety Disorders: A Brief Summary of Symptoms and Treatment

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Anxiety Disorders take many forms: Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), Excoriation (skin-picking disorder)

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