Linda Grounds, Ph.D.
Dr. Linda Grounds has conducted many forensic psychological evaluations, almost exclusively of individuals facing serious criminal charges including embezzlement, identity theft, drug offenses, assault, and murder. Some of her specific interests include:
Psychological evaluations of women who commit serious crimes
Psychological assessment of individuals charged with white collar crimes
Assessment of competency to aid and assist, to enter a plea and to go to trial, especially in complex cases
Evaluation of individuals with a focus on potential mitigation issues
Issues of criminal responsibility and mental state at the time of offense conduct
Assessment of psychological and intellectual factors relevant to understanding offense conduct and to plea negotiations and sentencing