Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine,
While the stated purpose of the AAFS Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section Award for the Best Paper by a Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry/Psychology and for the paper(s) that earn Honorable Mention in the Award processes is to encourage research in the new generation of forensic psychiatrists/psychologists, there is a secondary aim. That secondary goal is to encourage research among established practitioners who do not regard themselves as researchers. It is hoped that, by demonstrating that respectable research is possible by the most junior members of the profession, more experienced practitioners will take courage and apply themselves constructively to the data readily at their disposal.
Paper ID: JFS13549J