JPL-2010-38-4-02-Brown, A Proposed Model for Forensic Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
A model protocol is proposed for multidisciplinary assessment of
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the forensic context.
Used effectively on both sides of the courtroom in the United States
in criminal and post-conviction matters in state and federal courts,
the model relies on the FASD literature and best-practice standards
of care in terms of clinical as well as forensic evaluation. It is
suggested that FASD diagnostic criteria for older adolescents and
adults in the criminal system may need different emphasis if facial
features have diminished with age and confirmation of prenatal
exposure is impossible.