Forensic psychiatry

Charles L Scott, Phillip J. Resnick

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Abstract

Forensic psychiatry involves those aspects of psychiatry that interface with the legal system. This chapter addresses the following five areas of forensic psychiatry that a general psychiatrist may likely encounter during their career: 1) assessment of malingering; 2) assessment of dangerousness; 3) competency; 4) criminal responsibility; and 5) expert witness testimony. The important principles described in this chapter will assist mental health professionals in their general practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationtThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Pages651-659
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781588299178
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Forensic Psychiatry
Expert Testimony
Psychiatry
Malingering
Dangerous Behavior
General Practice
Mental Health

Keywords

  • Competency
  • Dangerousness
  • Expert witness
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Insanity
  • Malingering
  • Malpractice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Scott, C. L., & Resnick, P. J. (2008). Forensic psychiatry. In tThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition (pp. 651-659). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-252-6_36

Forensic psychiatry. / Scott, Charles L; Resnick, Phillip J.

tThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition. Humana Press, 2008. p. 651-659.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Scott, CL & Resnick, PJ 2008, Forensic psychiatry. in tThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition. Humana Press, pp. 651-659. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-252-6_36
Scott CL, Resnick PJ. Forensic psychiatry. In tThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition. Humana Press. 2008. p. 651-659 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-252-6_36
Scott, Charles L ; Resnick, Phillip J. / Forensic psychiatry. tThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry: Third Edition. Humana Press, 2008. pp. 651-659
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