Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 35–41 | Cite as

Mental health professionals in forensic arenas

  • Kathleen M. Heide
  • Eldra P. Solomon


The authors discuss a variety of forensic matters using cases in which they have been involved as experts. Pertinent issues are illustrated in cases in which the offender is charged with homicide. The need for a comprehensive evaluation, the importance of corroboration of the offender's statements, and the value of preparing a thorough report are discussed.


Mental Health Professional Defense Attorney Criminal Psychology Defense Counsel Dissociative Disorder 


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© Society for Police and Criminal Psychology 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen M. Heide
    • 1
  • Eldra P. Solomon
  1. 1.University of South FloridaUSA

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