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Roesch, Ronald

Ronald Roesch (Professor / Director, MHLPI)

Professor   Mental Health, Law, & Policy Institute, Director
    Curriculum Vita - PDF
Phone:   604-731-3536 
Email:    >roesch@sfu.ca
Office:   RCB 6326  
Research Area(s):   Law and Forensic 
Research Interests:   Law and psychology, including forensic assessment, competency to stand trial, jail mental health, juvenile justice.  
Teaching Interests:   Psychology and the law.  
Selected Publications:  

Roesch, R., McLachlan, K., & Viljoen, J. L. (2016). The capacity of juveniles to understand and waive arrest rights. In R. A. Jackson & R. Roesch (Eds.), Learning forensic assessment: Research and practice (pp. 251-271). New York: Routledge.

Roesch, R., & Viljoen, J. L. (2016). Assessing adolescents’ adjudicative competence. In R. A.  Jackson & R. Roesch (Eds.), Learning forensic assessment: Research and practice (pp. 272-293). New York: Routledge.

Roesch, R., Zapf, P.A., Hart, S.D., & Connolly, D.A. (2014).  Forensic psychology and law:  A Canadian perspective.  Toronto, ON:  Wiley.

McLachlan, K., Roesch, R., Viljoen, J. L., & Douglas, K. S. (2014). Evaluating the psycholegal abilities of young offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Law and Human Behavior, 38, 10-22.

Zapf, P. A., Golding, S. L., Roesch, R., & Pirelli, G. (2013). Assessing criminal responsibility. In I. B. Weiner & R. K. Otto (Eds.), Handbook of forensic psychology (pp. 315-351). NY: Wiley.

Zapf, P. A., & Roesch, R. (2013). Evaluation of competence to stand trial. In R. Roesch & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), Forensic assessments in criminal and civil law: A handbook for lawyers (pp. 17-31). NY: Oxford University Press.

Roesch, R., & Zapf, P.A. (Eds.). (2012). Forensic assessments in criminal and civil law: A handbook for lawyers. NY: Oxford University Press.

Cook, A.N., & Roesch, R. (2012). "Tough on crime" reforms: What psychology has to say about the recent and proposed justice policy in Canada. Canadian Psychology, 53,217-225.

Viljoen, J. L., Penner, E., & Roesch, R. (2012). Competence and criminal responsibility in adolescent defendants: The role of mental illness and adolescent development. In B. C. Feld & D. Bishop (Eds.), The Oxford handbook on juvenile crime and juvenile justice (pp. 526-548). New York: Oxford University Press.

Zapf, P. A., & Roesch, R. (2009). Best practices in forensic mental health assessments: Evaluation of competence to stand trial. NY: Oxford University Press.