Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic neuropsychologists provide opinions about neuropsychological evidence in legal cases. The ILPPP conducts both criminal and civil neuropsychological evaluations and provides consultation on several issues. Referrals typically involve a neurobehavioral interview and a quantitative evaluation of the nature and course of neuropsychological insult, severity, and expected functional outcome. Examples of common referrals include:


Forensic neuropsychological consultations provide opinions regarding the possible moderating effects of comorbid and/or pre-existing neurologic, psychological, and social factors on current mental status and on the client’s mental status over time. Evaluations always include comprehensive assessment of response styles, motivation, and malingering.

Dr. Scott D. Bender, like other ILPPP forensic evaluators, is an active researcher, author, and educator. He can provide education regarding the current state of the science, standards of practice, ethical issues, and both the strengths and limitations of neuropsychological assessment in forensic matters.

Questions regarding forensic neuropsychological consultation should be directed to Dr. Daniel Murrie (