Forensic Scholars TodayVolume 5, Issue 3

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) in the Criminal Justice System: A Brief Introduction

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Offenders who are deaf and hard of hearing can pose unique challenges when communicating within the criminal justice system. This article looks at key points to consider when interacting with an offender who is deaf and hard of hearing. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Building Resilience Against Burnout

Building Resilience Against Burnout: Burnout can wear down mental health and human service providers or push them out of the field completely. This article promotes resilience as a way to reduce the risk of burnout. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Life After TBI: Substance Abuse

Life After TBI: People who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk for substance use disorder (SUD). This article takes a closer look at the signs and symptoms of SUD related to TBI. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Suppressing Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: A Social Work Perspective

Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: The financial exploitation of older adults is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a serious public health concern. This article reviews the facts and tendencies surrounding the problem, and examines it from a social work perspective. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Sexual Homicide Through a Cross-Cultural Lens

Sexual Homicide: Sexual homicide is rare but sensationalized in the media, which distorts the public’s perception about its frequency. This article explores how the offender’s country of origin impacts sexual homicide, such as the manner and target of the crime. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): A Call on Mental Health Professionals and Allied Disciplines to Become Informed

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has increased dramatically in recent years due to the opioid addiction crisis in the United States, leading to references of it being a national epidemic. This article looks major issues surrounding NAS and how professionals should receive training on the topic. View online or by PDF.