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Aside from an article by Gutheil, Bursztajn, Hilliard, and Brodsky (2004), scant literature exists regarding why forensic mental health professionals refuse or withdraw from cases. The current study collected descriptive

Aside from an article by Gutheil, Bursztajn, Hilliard, and Brodsky (2004), scant literature exists regarding why forensic mental health professionals refuse or withdraw from cases. The current study collected descriptive information about the reasons mental health experts decline or withdraw from forensic assessments, both early and late in the legal process. In response to an online survey, 29 practicing forensic psychologists and psychiatrists presented examples of case withdrawal from their professional experiences.

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    Brodsky, S.L., Wilson, J.K., & Neal, T.M.S. (2013). Refusing and withdrawing from forensic evaluations. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 13, 14-26. doi: 10.1080/15228932.2013.746908

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