Forensic Topics

Common Topics

PARAPHILIA: Asphyxiophilia

Asphyxiation as a paraphilia.


Understanding BDSM as a paraphilia.

PATHOLOGY: Hypochondriasis, Somatic Symptom Disorder, and Illness Anxiety Disorder

The new hypochondriasis – Somatic Symptom Disorder and Illness Anxiety Disorder

PATHOLOGY: Paranoia and Violence

Paranoia’s relationship to violence.

PATHOLOGY: Parkinson’s Disease and Paranoia

Paranoia as a complication with Parkinson’s.

PATHOLOGY: Social Anxiety Disorder

The DSM-5 description of Social Anxiety Disorder.

PERSONALITY: Antisocial Personality and Violence

Antisocial personality relationship to violence.

PERSONALITY: Antisocial Personality Disorder

Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder.

PERSONALITY: Avoidant Personality Disorder

The DSM-5 description of Avoidant Personality Disorder.

PERSONALITY: Dependent Personality Disorder

Review of Dependent Personality Disorder.

PERSONALITY: Psychopathy vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder

Explaining the distinction between vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder.

PTSD and Substance Abuse

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – version 5 (DSM-5) cautions that “Individuals with PTSD are 80% more likely than those without PTSD to have symptoms that meet diagnostic criteria for at least one other mental disorder (e.g., depressive, bipolar, anxiety, …

PTSD: Delayed Onset

Delayed onset in PTSD.

PTSD: DSM-5 Definition

PTSD and the DSM-5 definition for diagnosis.

PTSD: General Features

General overview of PTSD.

PTSD: Malingering

Malingered PTSD.

PTSD: Memory

PTSD’s impact on memory.

PTSD: Violence

PTSD’s relationship to violence.

Reconstructing alcohol-induced memory blackouts

SEX OFFENSE: Age and Perpetration

Age and Sex Offense/Violent Offense The risk of sexual recidivism declines with advancing age. Actuarials which are not stratified underestimate risk for younger offenders and overestimate risk for older offenders. Recent research (n = 9,305) underscores the importance of using …

SEX OFFENSE: Anogenital Injury

Anogenital injury related to sexual assault.

SEX OFFENSE: Arousal Habituation

Arousal habituation’s relationship to pornography compulsions and sex crimes.

SEX OFFENSE: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sex Offense

Autism Spectrum Disorder and sexual inappropriate behaviors.

SEX OFFENSE: Automatism

Automatism’s possible implications is sex offense and crimes of violence.

SEX OFFENSE: Butner Study Critique

A critique of a often cited, very poorly done study regarding online offender’s history of contact offenses.