Education & Training

PTSD & the Criminal Justice System


Curt R. Bartol & Anne M. Bartol, Criminal behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (Prentice Hall 2008).

Robert L. Denney and James P. Sullivan, eds., Clinical Neuropsychology in the Criminal Forensic Setting (Guilford Press 2008).

Robert L. Heilbronner, ed., Neuropsychology in the Courtroom: Expert Analysis of Reports and Testimony (Guilford Press 2008).

Jacqueline B. Helfgott, Criminal behavior: Theories, Typologies, And Criminal Justice (Sage Pubs. 2008).

Louis B. Schlesinger, ed., Explorations in Criminal Psychopathology: Clinical Syndromes with Forensic Implications (2d ed., Charles C. Thomas Pubs. 2007).

Landy F. Sparr & Roger K. Pitman, PTSD and the Law, in Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice (Matthew J. Friedman, Terence M. Keane, and Patricia A. Resick, eds., Guilford Press 2007).

Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane & Keith Nicholson, eds., Psychological Knowledge in Court: PSTD, Pain, TBI (Springer 2006).

Robert G. Meyer and Christopher M. Weaver, Law and Mental Health: A Case-Based Approach (Guilford Press 2005).

Robert I. Simon, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Litigation: Guidelines for Forensic Assessment (2d ed., American Psychiatric Publishing 2003).

John Gunn, Stress Disorders and Medico-Legal Issues, in International Review of Psychiatry (Felice Lieh Mak & Carol C. Nadelson, eds., American Psychiatric Press 1996).

Bessel A. van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane & Lars Weisaeth, eds., Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society (Guildford Press 1996).


Andrea Friel, Tom White & Alastair Hull, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Criminal Responsibility, 19 Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 64 (Mar. 2008).

Elizabeth Brondolo, Robin Wellington, Nisha Brady, Daniel Libby, Thomas J. Brondolo, Mechanism and Strategies for Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Forensic Workers Responding to Mass Fatality Incidents, 15 Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 78 (Feb. 2008).

Vicki R. LeBlanc, Cheryl Regehr, R. Blake Jelley, Irene Barath, Does Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Affect Performance?, 195 Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 701 (Aug. 2007).

Marianne Kristiansson, Kerstin Sumelius & Hans-Peter Sondergaard, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Forensic Psychiatric Setting, 32 Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 399 (2004).

Maria Papanastassiou, Gerard Waldron, John Boyle & Lawrence P. Chesterman, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Mentally Ill Perpetrators of Homicide, 15 Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 66 (2004).

Charity Plaxton-Hennings, Law Enforcement Organizational Behavior and the Occurrence of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptomology in Law Enforcement Personnel Following a Critical Incident, 19 Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 53 (June 2004).

M.K. Byrne, Trauma Reactions in the Offender, 1 International Journal of Forensic Psychology 59 (2003).

Andrew P. Levin, Scott Greisberg, Vicarious Trauma in Attorneys, 24 Pace L. Rev. 245 (2003).
D. Begic & N.J. Begic, Aggressive Behaviour in Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 166 Military Medicine 671 (2001).

Thomas W. Freeman & Vincent Roca, Gun Use, Attitudes toward Violence, and Aggression among Combat Veterans with Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 189 Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 317 (2001).

Landy F. Sparr, Mental Defenses and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment of Criminal Intent, 9 Journal of Traumatic Stress 405 (1996).

Ralph Slovenko, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Insanity Defense, 151 American Journal of Psychiatry 152 (Jan. 1994).

Paul S. Appelbaum, Rose Z. Jick, Thomas Grisso, Daniel Givelber, E. Silver & H.J. Steadman, Use of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to Support an Insanity Defense, 150 American Journal of Psychiatry 229 (1993).

Alan A. Stone, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Law: Critical Review of the New Frontier, 21 Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law 23 (1993).

Anthony S. Higgins, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Its Role in the Defense of Vietnam Veterans, 15 Law & Psychology Review 259 (Spring 1991).

J.J. Collins & S.L. Bailey, Traumatic Stress Disorder and Violent Behaviour, 3 Journal of Traumatic Stress 203 (1990).

Harold V. Hall & Frederick L. Hall, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Legal Defense in Criminal Trials, 5 American Journal of Forensic Psychology 45 (1987).

D.M. Shaw, C.M. Churchill, R Noyes & P.L. Loeffelholz, Criminal Behaviour and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam Veterans, 28 Comprehensive Psychiatry 403 (1987).

Landy F. Sparr, Michael E. Reaves, & Roland M. Atkinson, Military Combat, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Criminal Behaviour in Vietnam Veterans, 15 Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 141 (1987).

Richard D. Marciniak, Implications to Forensic Psychiatry of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review, 151 Military Medicine 434 (Aug. 1986).

Landy F. Sparr, & Roland M. Atkinson, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an Insanity Defense: Medicolegal Quicksand, 143 American Journal of Psychiatry 608 (1986).

John O. Lipkin, Raymond M. Scurfield & Arthur S. Blank, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam Veterans: Assessment in a Forensic Setting, 1 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 51 (Summer 1983).

C. Peter Erlinder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Vietnam Veterans and the Law: A Challenge to Effective Representation, 1 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 25 (Summer 1983).