criminal responsibility (insanity) evaluations
An evaluation of criminal responsibility (insanity) involves an assessment of whether a psychological disorder impacted a defendant’s judgment or perception at the time of an offense. An assessment of the defendant’s mental state at the time of the offense can provide the legal decision-maker with pertinent information regarding criminal responsibility. Criteria for criminal responsibility evaluations, mental state at the time of the offense, and diminished capacity vary by state and jurisdiction. In Georgia, Dr. Shah offers a criminal responsibility evaluation that closely examines whether a defendant had the mental capacity to distinguish between right and wrong or was suffering from a delusional compulsion that overmastered his or her will. Dr. Shah thoroughly examines a defendant’s mental status at the time of the offense by carefully seeking and examining multiple sources of information. This results in a complete and high quality forensic evaluation.
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Criminal Responsibility Evaluations in Atlanta, Metro Atlanta, and Georgia
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Shah provides forensic psychological evaluations including criminal responsibility assessments in Atlanta and Metro Atlanta. On a case by case basis, teleassessments or online forensic psychological evaluations are possible. He has extensive training and experience in the area of forensic psychology and has taught and supervised in the area of forensic mental health assessment. Dr. Shah has testified as an expert witness in multiple jurisdictions.
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