Forensic psychology

A broad definition of forensic psychology is any intersection between psychology and the law.

A narrower definition of forensic psychology is the intersections of applied (clinical, counseling, or school) psychology and the law (and especially psychological evaluations to inform legal decision-making).

Dr. King's lab studies issues pertaining to the narrower definition of forensic psychology, and most typically criminal and juvenile justice law rather than civil or family law.


Recent representative forensic psychology publications:

King, C. M., Gonzalez, K., Hitchcock, S., Morales, I., Guevara, N., Palardy, A., Meyers, M., & Fisher, P. (2020). A big-picture snapshot of the history of forensic psychological testing derived from United States case law references [Manuscript in preparation]. Department of Psychology, Montclair State University.

King, C. M., Grove, L., & Stettler, B., & Kelley, S. (in press). Risk assessment and sentencing in the United States. In van der Wolf, M. (Ed.), Safeguarding the quality of forensic assessment in sentencing: A review across Western nations. Routledge.

King, C. M., & Grove, L. (in press). Waiver to adult court. In R. Roesch (Vol. Ed.), Psychology and law, a volume of Routledge encyclopedia of psychology in the real world. Routledge.

King, C. M., Del Pozzo, J., Ceballo, D., & Zapf, P. A. (2020). An examination of fitness to stand trial, competence to make treatment decisions, and psychosis in a North American sample [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology, Montclair State University.

Heilbrun, K., DeMatteo, D., King, C., & Filone, S. (2017). Evaluating juvenile transfer and disposition: Law, science, and practice. Routledge.

Heilbrun, K., & King, C. M. (2017, April). Forced medication and competency to stand trial: Clinical, legal, and ethical issues. Psychiatric Times. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/forced-medication-and-competency-stand-trial-clinical-legal-and-ethical-issues