Forensic Psychology is the practice of psychology in the public arena, specifically in legal affairs and court proceedings. Forensic Psychologists have advanced training, conduct objective evaluations, and adhere to special ethical codes and standards of practice.
Dr. Claiborn is not a hired gun; he lets the attorneys he works with know that he calls things as he sees them, based on current psychological methods and understanding and on sound judgment. Dr. Claiborn has practiced forensic psychology since 1980, and he approaches each evaluation as he would want it to be conducted if he himself were the subject.
His primary guiding ethical principle in forensic work is to “do no harm,” and he designs his reports and opinions with a view toward solving problems, not enhancing them. Dr. Claiborn is especially interested in the issue of assessing responsibility. Here are common areas of Dr. Claiborn’s forensic psychology practice.