Jan 28, 2020 by Foresight

Why do courts need Psychologist Expert Witness Reports?

As judiciaries have become more and more aware of mental health and behavioural disorders, a greater emphasis has been placed on the protection of vulnerable individuals. Whether it is a civil or criminal law case, it has become increasingly important that the persons involved are psychologically sound and fit for trial.

In certain circumstances, the accused or defendant may be physically or mentally ill, which is why a Psychological Report is required to ensure everyone involved is judged fairly. We’re exploring what Psychological Expert Witness Reports are, how they can help your case and why they are essential to court proceedings.

What are Psychologist Expert Witness Reports?

A Psychological Report, produced by one of our Psychology Expert Witnesses, could mean the difference between a fair trial and an unjustified sentencing. These particular reports explore everything from mind, motivations and manifestations of behavioural disorders to learning disabilities and mental health problems - ultimately producing an informed, comprehensive report.

Plus, as Psychology is a very complex discipline, our expert witnesses ensure all reports are written in an accessible and comprehensible manner, meaning all who are involved in the proceedings can understand the findings to the full extent.

What is included in a Psychology Expert Witness Report?

Psychological Reports differ greatly from case to case - one report may identify an individual who is not fit for court, while another may be a cognitive development assessment. Each and every Psychology Report will document the evaluation of existing evidence, the methodology of any client assessments and the conclusions drawn by the Psychologist Expert Witness - and they can be used in a broad variety of cases, including Family Psychological Assessment, Substance Misuse and Cognitive Assessments, to name just a few.

Instructing Foresight for a Psychology Expert Witness Report

When it comes to receiving a Psychology Expert Witness Report, most cases require a fast turnaround - and here at Foresight, we’re proud to deliver exactly that. As a leading provider of expert witnesses - and with an extensive panel of over 750 expert witnesses - we deliver an unrivalled service.

Once instructed, our Account Managers will listen to your case’s unique requirements, before sourcing the most suitable expert witness from our eminent Expert Panel. After an expert is selected, they will research your case thoroughly and draw their own conclusions, adding a great deal of evidence to your case - evidence only an expert in Psychology can provide.

To learn more about our Clinical and Forensic Psychology Expert Witnesses and how they can help your case, please click here. Or, to instruct us, please contact us on 0330 088 9000.


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