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Please provide a description of the three guidelines and/or principles related to testimony and/or report writing that you believe are most important to forensic assessment. Explain why you selected these guidelines as the most important. Finally, explain how you might apply each of them, using specific examples.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on some of the guidelines related to report writing in forensic assessment. While some associations have specific interpretations based in their code, general principles are the same following legal practice. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About Forensic Reporting Guidelines - 100 words
2. The 3 guidelines - 150 words
3. Their relevance & application - 200 words

This should give you 450 words. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Forensic Report Writing

One of the main tasks of forensic psychologists is to put into writing their findings, expert opinions and results of assessments and evaluations. Also labelled as 'professional communication' by the APA (2014), the primary organization in American professional psychological practice has set out a set of guidelines in relation to the practice of communication in the field of forensic psychology. They have, as part of their effort to ensure professionalism and relevance of practice, enacted these set of guidelines governing a number of practice-relevant areas including such concerns as competence, responsibilities, diligence, informed consent, methods and procedures and of ...

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