Table 4

Raising the Quality of Forensic Evaluations

Forensic service credentialing and certification by law or policy
Incentivize quality and quality improvement, with quality bonus
Establish quality guidelines and standards99
Define, test, and operationalize quality performance measures and 
Collaboration of generalists with forensic specialists
Audiotape or videotape forensic interviews105
Use of specific checklists and contracts by referral sources
Education of referral sources about evaluation guidelines, and 
 sharpening of referral questions
Model excellence of forensic evaluations to attorneys and courts
Peer review of evaluations, reports, and testimony
Encourage cross-examination regarding participation in QA activities
Mandatory forensic continuing medical education on quality of 
Maintenance of forensic board certification predicated on quality 
 improvement activity