Mental Measures for Juvenile and Adult Offenders

Discuss mental measures for juvenile and adult offenders. Explain mental health testing and the standards applicable in the courts.

The DSM-5 is a standard diagnostic tool for psychiatric disorders. For this assignment, create a 9–12-slide PowerPoint presentation for a group of trainee mental health professionals who work with either juvenile or adult offenders. Choose a disorder and summarize the description of the disorder from the DSM-5. Using the MMY or PsycTESTS, find one measurement instrument that could be used by a forensic professional in assessing a client for the specific disorder you have chosen and explain why your chosen instrument would be useful.