The practice of forensic psychology; a look toward the future in light of the past, provides more information about psychological assessment in forensics. It also delves into the possibilities of development in this field and projection about the future use. In addition, Otto and Heilbrun suggest possible although the field faces various limitations during the time of writing the article. Some of the recommendations have actually come to fruition and this practice is widely used to weigh the mental state of criminal offenders (Otto & Heilbrun, 2002).
In Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology, Ewing is more interested in showing the impact of high profile criminal cases in the recent history. He goes on to explain the twenty most prominent cases in the United States. The authors give the background information while at the same time showing how the cases influenced the fields of law and psychology. They show the impact of mental health of any participants in such cases and the way the justice department handles such scenarios. This will improve the overall service delivery of the criminal justice department (Baer, 2003).
Finally, the article Psychological treatments for rehabilitating offenders: Evidence-based practice comes of age, provides more information about the practices. The authors, Day & Howells, are able to show how the available materials of research have helped shape the practice. Lastly, they also give more information about the impacts of the practice on both the convicts and professionals (Day & Howells, 2002).
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