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Conducting Miranda Evaluations

Applications of Psychological Expertise and Science within the Forensic Context


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 1-25
  3. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 27-58
  4. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 59-89
  5. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 91-124
  6. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 125-152
  7. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 153-177
  8. Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
    Pages 179-208
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-234

About this book


This innovative book provides both the conceptual framework and clinical methods needed to appropriately handle problems that arise in the administration of Miranda warnings and waivers.  Largely overlooked for decades, Miranda rights have been compromised in multiple ways, and in millions of cases.  For example, each year, thousands of adult arrestees with intellectual disabilities or severe mental disorders waive their rights with markedly impaired Miranda understanding and reasoning. This also applies to thousands of developmentally immature juvenile detainees, who are often provided with complex warnings far beyond their comprehension levels. Addressing this continued crisis, Conducting Miranda Evaluations presents balanced and empirically based guidelines for conducting forensic assessments and communicating their empirical conclusions to the legal community.  This book provides psychologists, and related professionals with the essential forensic and legal knowledge for carrying out evaluations of both Miranda comprehension and waiver-relevant reasoning.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the authors

Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. In 2014, he received the Eminent Faculty Award, one of the university's highest faculty honors, which is bestowed one distinguished professor annually. His previous academic appointments included key positions in the Section on Psychiatry and Law, Rush University, and the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Rogers is nationally recognized for his contributions to forensic psychology and psychiatry. National awards include (1) the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, (2) Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and (3) the Amicus Award for the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

His contributions to clinical psychology and the discipline of psychology have also been commended. In 2007, the Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Rogers with Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology. In 2008, American Psychological Association (APA) bestowed its prestigious Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award. In 2011, APA again honored Dr. Rogers with its Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Policy Award. In 2011, he became only one of three scholars in APA history to receive both national awards.

Eric Y. Drogin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Drogin currently holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School (as a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, and on the staff of the Forensic Psychiatry Service, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Additional positions have included Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, Chair of the APA’s Committee on Legal Issues, Chair of the APA’s Joint Task Force with the American Bar Association, and President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association. Dr. Drogin received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conducting Miranda Evaluations
  • Book Subtitle Applications of Psychological Expertise and Science within the Forensic Context
  • Authors Richard Rogers
    Eric Y. Drogin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-13510-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-13513-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-13511-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Psychology
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