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Asp Published Article

Dr. Erik Asp and colleagues published an article reviewing the vulnerabilities of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to suggestibility and confabulation in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 

These issues may result in negative jurisprudence-related outcomes including impulsive Miranda right waivers, incorrect assumptions of competency, inaccurate or incomplete information gathering, misinterpretation of intent, witness reliability issues, court ordered treatment completion problems, probation and parole violations, false confessions, and false accusations. In the article Asp and colleagues clarify "best practices for professionals tasked with evaluating the challenges facing this unique population.