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37th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium

Hosted by the American College of Forensic Psychology
in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding maintains responsibility for this pro-gram and its content. This program will offer a maximum of 22 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity is pending approval for 22 hours of MCLE from the State Bar of California.

Legal and Ethical Issues

37th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium / Legal and Ethical Issues

[vc_row content_aligment="center" css=".vc_custom_1591213302179{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][mepr-show rules="13574" unauth="message"][edgtf_button size="" type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="100" text="VIEW POSTER PDF" link="https://s33847.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/HawkingACFP2022poster.pdf"][/mepr-show][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1591214965136{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Authors:  Kayla Hawking  Original Publication Site & Date: American College of Forensic Psychology 2022 Summary: The war on drugs has significantly increased the incarceration rate of people who went to jail on drug related charges, especially among minorities. These bills criminalizing people "rested on the theory that drug use is voluntary and controllable, thus can be prevented and stopped through harsh punishment" (Earnshaw, 2020). We now know that addiction is a mental illness that is out of the person's control and it does not discriminate, therefore, the current punishments for drug related charges will not yield their intended outcomes. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1591214003976{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Presented by Kayla Hawking [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Institution School...

[vc_row content_aligment="center" css=".vc_custom_1591213302179{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][mepr-show rules="13574" unauth="message"][edgtf_button size="" type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="100" text="VIEW POSTER PDF" link="https://s33847.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Leavitt-Jacquin-ACFP-2022.pdf"][/mepr-show][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1591214965136{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Authors:   Sarah J. Leavitt, M.Acc.,& Kristine M. Jacquin, Ph.D. Original Publication Site & Date: American College of Forensic Psychology 2022 Summary:   Tarasoff I and II were landmark legal cases resulting from a psychiatrist's former patient killing a fellow university student after verbalizing threats in therapy months before (Simone & Fulero, 2005).  The resulting duty to warn and protect requirements can be difficult for mental health professionals (MHP) to navigate interstate, especially because there are no overarching federal regulations (Johnson et al., 2014). Studies have shown that MHPs erroneously thought they were informed about their state's duty to warn legislation and case law and used unstructured judgment to apply...

[vc_row content_aligment="center" css=".vc_custom_1591213302179{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][mepr-show rules="13574" unauth="message"][edgtf_button size="" type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="100" text="VIEW POSTER PDF" link="https://s33847.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Echols-Jacquin1-ACFP-2022.pdf"][/mepr-show][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1591214965136{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Authors:  Monica Echols, MPA, & Kristine M. Jacquin, Ph.D. Original Publication Site & Date: American College of Forensic Psychology 2022 Summary: The United States has more people incarcerated than any other country in the world and a significant number of the incarcerated are individuals with mental illness (Al-Rousan et al., 2017). Correctional facilities house ten times more individuals with serious mental illness than state mental hospitals (Al- Rousan et al., 2017). Selzer (2005) asserts that a significant number of individuals with mental illness are arrested for minor offenses and suggests that offenders participate in diversion programs instead of being taken to jail. Animal hoarders are a group of individuals...