Table 1

Sample Quality Measures for Forensic Evaluations

Likert scale ratings of the following:
Timeliness of evaluation and report
Comprehensiveness of evaluation
Evaluator's demeanor with evaluee
Use of specific collateral sources
Use of specific tests and forensic instruments
Factual support for clinical diagnosis in report
Organization of report and use of jargon
Knowledge of legal criteria
Stated psycholegal functional ability, with specific support for 
Use, or avoidance, of ultimate issue opinions
Scientific accuracy of opinions (i.e., course of illness)
Bias, objectivity, honesty, fairness, partisanship, humility
Stated limitations to evaluation and conclusions
Absence of irrelevant opinions
Overall quality