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New Book on Forensic Sleep Medicine
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May 22, 2018
Sleepwalking, Criminal Behavior, and Reliable Scientific Evidence
A Guide for Expert Witnesses
Mark R. Pressman
When a person who is charged with a violent crime claims “the sleepwalking defense,” sleep experts are often consulted to examine and argue the validity of the claim. In this book, Mark R. Pressman provides a method and essential background knowledge for examining scientific evidence and testifying regarding sleep-related criminal behavior.
Who can be called in to provide expert testimony about sleep? What type of evidence can be considered reliable sleep science, and what type of evidence should be ignored in the case? How can the jury sort through conflicting testimonies? Sleep psychologists and other professionals who wish to expand their clinical work into forensic consultation will learn key practices for evaluating criminal cases, both for the prosecution and defense. Case studies illustrate how to construct a detailed behavioral analysis of a sleepwalker’s actions before, during, and after the offenses for which they are charged.
Hardcover. 249 pages. Copyright 2018.
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Item #: 4317486
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