Tuesday, August 31, 2010

iPost: Inventory of Legal Knowledge now available from PAR

FYI. I have not seen this so I cannot comment on the psychometric properties. This is an FYI post without comment 


The ILK is designed to assist the forensic examiner in assessing response styles of defendants undergoing evaluations of adjudicative competence. Written in simple language, the ILK contains 61 true-or-false items about the legal process. Orally administered in just 15 minutes, the ILK can be used anywhere—including jails and other secure facilities—and scored quickly.

To detect feigned deficits in legal knowledge, the ILK utilizes two strategies. The first identifies defendants as feigning based on scores that are significantly lower than scores expected by chance. The second identifies defendants as feigning based on scores that are significantly lower than those attained by relevant normative groups.

  • Item content covers charges, pleas, sanctions, defendants' rights, and courtroom procedures, as well as the roles of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, and witnesses.

  • The Item Booklet is separate from the Response Sheet, meaning that test items won't be compromised if a court orders the release of test data.

  • One-tailed binomial p values are used to determine whether the ILK Total Score is significantly above or below the score expected by chance.

  • Cumulative percentiles are used to compare an examinee's ILK Total Score to those obtained by community, clinical, and forensic reference samples.

For a limited time, the ILK Complete Kit (item #6830-KT) and all individual ILK components are available at special introductory prices. For more information or to order, visit our Web site at www.parinc.com or call our Customer Support Center at 1.800.331.8378.


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