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Forensic Scholars TodayVolume 4, Issue 4: April 2019

The Utility and Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in the Arena of Corrections. An Overview and Appeal to the Field of Probation


Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective intervention for many populations, including those in the correctional system. This article details the current state of research on the topic, as well as popular programs in use. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Women and Infanticide: Where Mental Health and the Law Intersect


Professionals in legal and mental health fields need to be aware of the role mental health plays in infanticide, or the killing of a child within a year of birth. This article examines how postpartum psychosis, and mental health in general, is involved. It also looks at proactive approaches to helping prevent infanticide. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Coping Struggles for Families of Children with Autism


Families can struggle to cope when caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article helps family systems navigate how to care for a child with ASD, including topics like managing sibling relationships, finding a babysitter, and attending social events. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Examining Autism Prevalence: What Factors Play a Role in its Increase?


The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically in recent years. Why is that? This article investigates factors like changes in formal diagnostic criteria for ASD, screening recommendations, and more. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Suicide of a 27-Year-Old White Male: A Psychological Autopsy Case Study


This case study examines the factors that lead to a person’s suicide. The authors are both certified psychological autopsy investigators by the American Association of Suicidology. Learn more about the case. View online or by PDF.

Confabulation: A Brief Review for Marriage and Family Therapists


Confabulation, which is defined as unintentional memory disturbance, can threaten existing memories or fabricate new memories. This article examines the implications for marriage and family therapists. Learn more. View online or by PDF.