Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, 2nd Edition

  • John Gunn
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1444165062
  • ISBN-13: 9781444165067
  • DDC: 614.15
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1040 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Comprehensive and erudite, Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions.

Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere. This book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Criminal and Civil Law for the Psychiatrist in England and Wales.
2: Mental Health and Capacity Laws including Their Administering Bodies.
3: Legal Arrangements in the Rest of the British Isles and Islands.
4: Forensic Psychiatry and Its Interfaces outside the Uk and Ireland.
5: Psychiatric Reports for Legal Purposes in England and Wales.
6: The Psychosocial Milieu of the Offender.
7: Genetic Influences on Antisocial Behaviour, Problem Substance Use and Schizophrenia: Evidence from Quantitative Genetic and Molecular Genetic Studies.
8: Violence.
9: Disordered and Offensive Sexual Behaviour.
10: The Majority of Crime: Theft, Motoring and Criminal Damage (Including Arson).
11: Disorders of Brain Structure and Function and Crime.
12: Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities.
13: Psychosis, Violence and Crime.
14: Pathologies of Passion and Related Antisocial Behaviours.
15: Personality Disorders.
16: Deception, Dissociation and Malingering.
17: Addictions and Dependencies: Their Association with Offending.
18: Juvenile Offenders and Adolescent Psychiatry.
19: Women as Offenders.
20: Older People and the Criminal Justice System.
21: Dangerousness.
22: Principles of Treatment for the Mentally Disordered Offender.
23: Forensic Mental Health Services in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
24: Offenders and Alleged Offenders with Mental Disorder in Non-Medical Settings.
25: Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry.
26: Deviant and Sick Medical Staff.
27: Victims and Survivors.
Appendix 1.
Appendix 2.
Appendix 3.
Appendix 4.
Cases Cited.