Chapter examines some of the challenges associated with assessing individuals' adaptive behavior functioning in relation to criminal cases including: differing views as to the nature of adaptive behavior, questions concerning the validity of retrospective assessment, and problems associated with the need for multiple sources of information. The chapter concludes with an explanation of how the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II could be used to effectively meet some of these challenges.
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