Evaluating sexual harassment: Psychological, social, and legal considerations in forensic evaluations

William E Foote, Jane Goodman-Delahunty

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The goal of this book is to provide psychologists with essential information for conducting an evidence-based forensic consultation. Forensic assessment and consultation are relatively new and evolving areas of psychological practice. Nonetheless, mental health experts have provided testimony on an array of issues in sexual harassment cases. The authors acquaint readers with the clinical and social scientific literature on sexual harassment and apply these findings to issues that psychologists must consider when preparing ethically sound and well-substantiated forensic reports and testimony. This book integrates existing research with current case law on sexual harassment. It offers a method for conducting a comprehensive evaluation of a plaintiff as well as a science-based approach to the two major issues in sexual harassment disputes: causation and credibility. The aim of this book is to be a valuable resource for the experienced forensic practitioner seeking a comprehensive review of the research. For beginning evaluators who want to initiate practice in this area, this book provides a framework that is grounded in research and sound practice." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Number of pages242
ISBN (Print)9781591471011
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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