Sentencing / Mitigation Evaluation

Comprehensive assessment of a defendant to assist in the sentencing phase of a legal case. Specifically providing treatment and management strategies. 

  • Clinical Interview
  • Review of the records
  • Administration and Interpretation of psychological measures (i.e., IQ testing, Personality Assessment Inventory, Psychopathy Checklists)
  • Collateral interviews
  • Treatment and rehabilitation recommendation

Dr. Buchanan also has expertise in female offenders and their unique issues including: prostitution, sex trafficking, parenting difficulties, postpartum mental illness, pregnancy issues, childhood victimization, suicidality/ self-harm, and domestic violence.