By MICHAEL J. PERROTTI, PHD
World of Psychology Blogs
I have served as a clinical and forensic neuropsychologist expert witness for over twenty years. It is 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.
The Jodi Arias trial depicts apparent omissions of important standards that could influence outcome of assessment. There was a lack of collateral interviews, which the Reference Manual for Scientific Evidence (RMSE) addresses.
In addition, there were other omissions that I believe are important to the outcome of the Jodi Arias trial.
The entire blog post can be found here.
Jodi Arias Trial: Teachable Moments in Forensic Psychology can be found on the Video Resources page of this blog
APA's Forensic Guidelines can be found on the Guides and Guidelines page of this site