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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: September 2011

5 - Writing a narrative

from Section 1 - Principles of writing

References

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Suggested reading
Borum, R. & Grisso, T. (1996) Establishing standards for criminal forensic reports: an empirical analysis. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 24: 297–317.
Butts, H. (2002) The black mask of humanity: racial/ethnic discrimination and post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30: 336–339.
Candilis, P. J. (2007) The place of narrative in the courtroom. Available at http://litsite.alaska.edu/uaa/healing/candilis.html [Accessed January 20, 2007].
Candilis, P. J., Weinstock, R., & Martinez, R. (2007) Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness. New York: Springer Science.
Carter, R. T. (2007) Racism and psychological and emotional injury: recognizing and assessing race-based traumatic stress. Counseling Psychologist 35: 13–105.
Cavallo, S. (2000–2001) Witness: the real, the unspeakable, and the construction of narrative. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 33: 1–3, Autumn–Winter.
Conroy, M. A. (2006) Report writing and testimony. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice suppl: 237–260.
Giorgi-Guarnieri, D., Janofsky, J., Keram, E., et al. (2002) AAPL practice guideline for forensic psychiatric evaluation of defendants raising the insanity defense. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30(2): S1–S40, Supplement.
Gold, L. H., Anfang, S. A., Drukteinis, A. M., et al. (2008) AAPL practice guideline for the forensic evaluation of psychiatric disability. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 36(Suppl): S1–S50.
Grunebaum-Ralph, H. (2001) Re-placing pasts, forgetting presents: narrative, place, and memory in the time of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Research in African Literatures 32: 198–212.
Hoffman, B. F. (1986) How to write a psychiatric report for litigation following a personal injury. American Journal of Psychiatry 143: 164–169.
Hollander, J. (1996) Legal rhetoric. In Law’s Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law, ed. P. Brooks & P. Gewirtz. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, pp. 176–186.
Morse, S. J. (2008) The ethics of forensic practice: reclaiming the wasteland. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 36: 206–217.
Mossman, D., Noffsinger, S. G., Ash, P., et al. AAPL practice guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 35(suppl): S1–S72.
Noffsinger, S. G. & Resnick, P. J. (1999) Insanity defense evaluations. Directions in Psychiatry 19: 325–338.
Pollack, S. (1974) Forensic Psychiatry in Criminal Law. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press.
Wettstein, R. M. (2005) Quality and quality improvement in forensic mental health evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 33: 158–175.

Suggested reading

Borum, R. & Grisso, T. (1996) Establishing standards for criminal forensic reports: an empirical analysis. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 24: 297–317.
Butts, H. (2002) The black mask of humanity: racial/ethnic discrimination and post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30: 336–339.
Candilis, P. J. (2007) The place of narrative in the courtroom. Available at http://litsite.alaska.edu/uaa/healing/candilis.html [Accessed January 20, 2007].
Candilis, P. J., Weinstock, R., & Martinez, R. (2007) Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness. New York: Springer Science.
Carter, R. T. (2007) Racism and psychological and emotional injury: recognizing and assessing race-based traumatic stress. Counseling Psychologist 35: 13–105.
Cavallo, S. (2000–2001) Witness: the real, the unspeakable, and the construction of narrative. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 33: 1–3, Autumn–Winter.
Conroy, M. A. (2006) Report writing and testimony. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice suppl: 237–260.
Giorgi-Guarnieri, D., Janofsky, J., Keram, E., et al. (2002) AAPL practice guideline for forensic psychiatric evaluation of defendants raising the insanity defense. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30(2): S1–S40, Supplement.
Gold, L. H., Anfang, S. A., Drukteinis, A. M., et al. (2008) AAPL practice guideline for the forensic evaluation of psychiatric disability. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 36(Suppl): S1–S50.
Grunebaum-Ralph, H. (2001) Re-placing pasts, forgetting presents: narrative, place, and memory in the time of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Research in African Literatures 32: 198–212.
Hoffman, B. F. (1986) How to write a psychiatric report for litigation following a personal injury. American Journal of Psychiatry 143: 164–169.
Hollander, J. (1996) Legal rhetoric. In Law’s Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law, ed. P. Brooks & P. Gewirtz. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, pp. 176–186.
Morse, S. J. (2008) The ethics of forensic practice: reclaiming the wasteland. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 36: 206–217.
Mossman, D., Noffsinger, S. G., Ash, P., et al. AAPL practice guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 35(suppl): S1–S72.
Noffsinger, S. G. & Resnick, P. J. (1999) Insanity defense evaluations. Directions in Psychiatry 19: 325–338.
Pollack, S. (1974) Forensic Psychiatry in Criminal Law. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press.
Wettstein, R. M. (2005) Quality and quality improvement in forensic mental health evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 33: 158–175.