The Center for Forensic Psychiatry
and Risk Assessment, S.C., was founded by and is directed by George B.
Palermo, M.D. The purpose of the Center is threefold:
Objective and comprehensive
assessments of individuals who, because of their behavior, have become
involved with the legal system (e.g., competency to stand trial, not
guilty plea by reason of insanity or mental defect, pre-sentencing
investigation), or in civil matters (e.g., professional malpractice,
insurance litigation, divorce and mediation).
This is available to practicing attorneys, prosecutors, defense
attorneys and courts on request. Assessment of dangerousness is also
Risk assessment is available to both single
individuals and business corporations for the assessment of
reliability, trustworthiness and mental stability of employees or
The Center proposes itself as a future
promoter of national and international educational reunions.
In the above assessments the
Center can avail itself of a multi-professional equipe with expertise
in the various aspects of criminological and legal investigation as well
psychological and neuropsychological forensic testing. The center also
does psychological autopsies.