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The Child Abuse Expert Witness

The Child Abuse Expert Witness

What areas may child abuse expert witnesses consult on? These experts provide the knowledge and insight necessary in cases involving the emotional or physical harm to a child. This may include neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. Child abuse experts may be asked to opine on the results of a psychological assessment to determine whether any psychological damage or pediatric trauma has occurred. They will evaluate whether a parent or caregiver has caused any non-accidental physical injury to a child.

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The Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness

The Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness

What skills does a forensic psychiatrist have? The forensic psychiatrist is a medical doctor with added training as a psychiatrist as well as special training and experience in applying psychiatric knowledge in the legal system. As the US population ages, psychiatrists are increasingly asked to render opinions regarding an elder person’s mental capacity to make legal decisions. As expert witnesses, forensic psychiatrists testify in a will or trust contest involving claims of lack of capacity.

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Psychology Expert Witness On Forgotten Baby Syndrome

Psychology Expert Witness On Forgotten Baby Syndrome

Psychology expert witness Dr. David Diamond testified for the defense in the trial of a mother accused of leaving her five-month old in a hot car. The mother, Wakesha Ives, faces a negligent homicide charge after she left her baby in the car while she was working.

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PTSD Expert Witness Testifies In Defense of Cody Little

PTSD Expert Witness Testifies In Defense of Cody Little

PTSD expert witness Dr. Steven Bruce testified in Cody Little’s defense saying the former army serviceman suffers from from severe PTSD, alcohol use disorder and major depression. Little is charged with deliberate homicide, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in the death of Larry Clayton and injury to James Armstrong.

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Forensic Psychiatry Expert Testifies James Holmes Knew What He Was Doing

Forensic Psychiatry Expert Testifies James Holmes Knew What He Was Doing

Forensic psychiatry expert witness William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H, testified in the case against James Holmes, accused of shooting twelve people to death. The state appointed expert interviewed Holmes for twenty-two hours and believes Holmes was capable of knowing that what he was doing was wrong in the Colorado movie theater massacre. “My opinion is that, whatever he suffered from, it did not prevent him from forming the intent and knowing what he was doing and the consequences of what he was doing,” said Dr. Reid.

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Geriatric Psychiatrist Expert Witness Testifies In $1.87 Estate Lawsuit

Geriatric Psychiatrist Expert Witness Testifies In $1.87 Estate Lawsuit

Geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Ted Bloch testified in the competency trial of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Dr. Bloch is with the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans with a practice that focuses on Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric psychiatry. He testified for five hours in the lawsuit brought by the billionaire’s heirs after Benson announced he had cut his estranged adopted daughter Renee Benson and her adult children out of his will. His estate is valued at $1.87B.

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Psychiatry Expert Witnesses & Santa Monica Shootings

Psychiatry expert witnesses may consult on forensic psychiatry, psychiatric and neurological issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, competency, and related matters. In the news, police say the gunman who killed five people in Santa Monica, CA, with a semi-automatic weapon had spent at least three days in the psychiatric unit of a hospital when he was 16-17 years old.

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Psychology Expert Witness Testimony & Arias Verdict

Psychology Expert Witness Testimony & Arias Verdict

A Phoenix, AZ, jury has found Jodi Arias guilty of the first degree murder of Travis Alexander. The MercuryNews.com wrote last week that the fate of Jodi Arias hinged in part on the testimony of prosecution and defense psychiatry and psychology expert witnesses who have variously described her as suffering from post-traumatic stress, amnesia, battered woman’s syndrome, and borderline personality disorder.

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Psychiatry Expert Witness Testifies In Alabama Student Murder Case

Psychiatry expert witness Dr. Paul O’Leary testified in Madison County, AL, regarding murder charges brought against student Hammad Memon. Memon is charged in the shooting death of Discovery Middle School classmate Todd Brown in 2010 who was killed at the school.

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Psychiatry Expert Testifies In Alaska Police Shooting Case

Psychiatry expert witness Dr. Lawrence Maile, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, testified Tuesday that John N. Marvin Jr., accused of shooting two Hoonah, AK, police officers to death, is competent for trial.

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