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Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical Legal and Ethical Issues
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Comprehensive and erudite, yet down to earth, this book is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders with mental disorder, and 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 authors, experts and opinion leaders from a range of clinical professions and other agencies. Almost all chapters have been completely rewritten. New chapters for this second edition include: the genetics of antisocial behaviour; disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime; offenders with intellectual disabilities; and deviant and sick staff. Special features: In-depth coverage of the clinical assessment, management and treatment of offenders with mental disorder - encompassing a range of secure hospital facilities, in prisons and in the community. Thorough review of the evidence base from an international perspective. Legal and ethical issues considered in a thought-provoking way.
Guidance on report writing and giving evidence in court. Whilst the book focuses on the jurisdictions of 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. The book is an essential purchase, not only for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general adult psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable reference work for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers and occupational therapists; probation service staff; the police; criminal lawyers with an interest in mental health cases; criminologists and sociologists.


1 Introduction 2 Law in England and Wales and crime 3 The law, mental health and capacity in England and Wales 4 Law - others in British Isles 5 Law - international 6 Court reports 7 Psychosocial milieu of offendors 8 Genetics 9 Disorders of Brain Structure and Function and Crime 10 Intellectual difficulties 11 Violence 12 Psychosis and violence 13 Disorders of passions 14 Personality disorders 15 Deception 16 Addictions and dependencies: their association with offending 17 Sex disorders 18 Other crime 19 Women as offendors 20 Older offenders 21 Juveniles 22 Risk Assessment 23 Treatment 24 Health services 25 Mentally disordered offendors in non-medical settings 26 Ethics 27 Deviant staff 28 Victims Appendices Appendix 1: ECHR Appendix 2: MHA 1983 Appendix 3: Experts' Protocol Appendix 4: Hippocratic Oath Cases cited References Index


ISBN-13: 9780340806289
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Hodder Arnold)
Publication date: February, 2013
Pages: 864
Weight: 571g
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Subcategories: Ethics, Forensics, General Issues, Psychiatry


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