Richard Rogers Offers More Insight Into Miranda Law
December 23, 2014
PAR author Richard Rogers, PhD, ABPP, has written a new book,
, meant to help both forensic psychologists and attorneys. The book, which Dr. Rogers coauthored with Eric Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP, provides information on the different perspectives prosecutors and defense attorneys take when conceptualizing Miranda cases.
also provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct forensic evaluations in Miranda cases.
Furthermore, the book examines the use of psychological measures and specialized Miranda measures, helping psychologists to use empirically validated assessments in their analysis. Extensive appendixes allow readers to examine the Miranda warning used in a particular jurisdiction, with close attention paid to the use of legalese, formal language, and erudite wording.
Dr. Rogers is the author of the
Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, 2
Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial™–Revised (ECST™-R)
Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (R-CRAS)
, and the
Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities™ (SAMA™)
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