Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 1982)

    A Computerized Assessment Program for Forensic Science Evaluations: A Preliminary Report

    (Received 2 April 1981; accepted 3 June 1981)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The development of the innovative use of an on-line, computer-assisted evaluation program is discussed, with a brief review of pertinent literature. The particular applications within a forensic psychiatric center of the Tandem 16 computer system, utilizing both “canned psychological tests” and specialized assessment techniques, are examined and highlighted with a case vignette. A highly relevant problem within forensic psychiatry, malingering or exaggeration of symptoms, is examined in more detail as it relates to computer assessments. The advantages and limitations of a computer-assisted evaluation are described relative to both its clinical and research application.


    Author Information:

    Cavanaugh, JL
    Director, Section on Psychiatry and the Law, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    Wasyliw, OE
    Clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    Rogers, R
    Senior clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL


    Stock #: JFS11455J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11455J

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    Title A Computerized Assessment Program for Forensic Science Evaluations: A Preliminary Report
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