Are They Faking it? A Look at Malingering Incompetency to Stand Trial (IST)

Are They Faking it? A Look at Malingering Incompetency to Stand Trial (IST)
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"Are They Faking it? A Look at Malingering Incompetency to Stand Trial" is an educational piece written to provide the forensic psychology arena; the criminal justice system, and scholars with an overview of malingering. The motivation of why a person may malinger varies. Individuals may malinger in an attempt to avoid pain, or to seek or obtain something for personal advantage or benefit. Malingering psychological symptoms has become big business in civil cases and the disability industry, such as a monetary award in a civil law suit. In addition, malingering IST can have a significant impact on criminal cases. This book recommends various psychological testing instruments and strategies to detect malingering. This is a must read for the legal professional and the psychology professional who conducts psychological testing for criminal and civil purposes.







 
Victoria Hargan
Victoria is the founder and executive director of the National Police Domestic Abuse Foundation and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Institute. As a forensic consu More...
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