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To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapters 2, 3, and 4 in the course text Ethical Practice in Forensic Psychology: A Systematic Model for Decision Making, thinking about ethical issues germane to assessment and evaluation in forensic settings.
Pay particular attention to the issues of confidentiality and informed consent in forensic settings.
Think about instances that might involve confidentiality and/or informed consent in forensic settings such as custody hearings, competency to stand trial, and death penalty hearings. Use your weekly resources, Internet, and Walden Library. Think of examples based on your professional experience or research.
Select one area of assessment or evaluation (custody hearing, competency to stand trial, or death penalty hearings) related to forensic psychology to use in this discussion.
Think about issues related to applying informed consent and confidentiality when working with forensic populations in forensic settings.
Select an example of an adult or juvenile client to consider for the application of informed consent and confidentiality in forensic settings.
Consider the potential limits to confidentiality and informed consent in forensic settings.
Think about implications related to limitations on assessment and evaluation in forensic settings.