Legal Resources

Overview of FASD for legal professionals

 

Brown, J. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in adults; Ethical and legal perspectives: An overview on FASD for professionals. M. Nelson and M. Trussler (eds.), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Ethical and Legal Perspectives, International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine, 2016 (pp.241-266) 

 

Cook JL, Green CR, Lilley CM, et al. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan. Can Med Assoc J, 2016;188(3):191-97.

FASD Resolution - American Bar Association (20120). 

Jeffery M. An Arctic judge’s journey with FASD. J Psychiatry Law. 2010;38:585-618.

Kathryn A. Kelly, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Law. Adubato, SA and Cohen, DE, eds.

 

Prenatal Alcohol Use and FASD: Diagnosis, Assessment and New Directions in Research and Multimodal Treatment. Betham Books. 2011; 148-160.

 

University of Washington, Fetal Alcohol and Other Drug Unit, Fetal Alcohol Legal Issues Resource Center

Wartnik A. Stopping the revolving door of the justice system: Ten principles for sentencing of people with FASD. Williamsburg, VA: National Association of State Judicial Educators. 2011.  

 

Competency to stand trial 

Brown, JM et al. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and competency to stand trial (CST): Suggestions for a 'best practices' approach to forensic evaluation. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2017 May - Jun; 52:19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 May 11.

 

Suggestibility and false confession 

Novick Brown, N et al. Suggestibility and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: I'll Tell You Anything You Want to Hear. Int. J Psychiatry and Law. 2011; 29 (1); 39-71

 

Memory deficits and confabulation: Competency to stand trial

Brown J. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and confabulation: A clinical, forensic, and judicial dilemma. The J Special Populations. 2017;1(2):1-11.

 

Diminished Capacity

Edwards W, Greenspan S. Adaptive behavior and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. J Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38:419-47.

Greenspan, S., Edwards, W, and Novick Brown, N. FASD and the FASD and the Concept of “Intellectual Disability” Equivalence, Chapter, Greenspan, S., Edwards, W, Novick-Brown, N. M. Nelson and M. Trussler (eds.), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Ethical and Legal Perspectives, International Library of Ethics, Law. 2016, 241-246

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