Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Criminal Justice System: A Review for Forensic and Legal Professionals
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- Analyze key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with TBI in criminal justice and forensic settings.
- Discuss and critically consider the challenges of screening for TBI within criminal justice and forensic populations.
- List core deficits and secondary disabilities that increase the likelihood of those with TBI becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
Research suggests that TBI is over-represented in criminal justice and forensic settings and can present unique challenges and significant management problems for mental health, correctional, and legal professionals. These obstacles are often exacerbated when individuals with TBI are not accurately identified and responsively treated. In this 60-minute presentation, attendees can expect to learn about the benefits of routine screening for TBI in criminal justice and forensic settings and to acquire knowledge about the deficits commonly caused by TBI. Specifically, we will focus on how TBI may impact confabulation, competency, diminished capacity, disposition/sentencing, false confessions, sexually inappropriate behaviors, suggestibility, trial right deficits, and the likelihood of victimization during incarceration. Relevant research findings will be presented throughout the workshop.
A post-test, handout, and certificate of completion will be provided at the completion of this one-hour webinar.
Speaker Biography: Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past fifteen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI).
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