The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry / Edition 2

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry / Edition 2

by Liza H. Gold
     
 

The editors have once again assembled some of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry for this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of their classic text. A versatile resource, this book is valuable not only for practicing psychiatrists but also for psychiatric residents.

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The editors have once again assembled some of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry for this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of their classic text. A versatile resource, this book is valuable not only for practicing psychiatrists but also for psychiatric residents.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585623785
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
726
Sales rank:
1,446,655
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Part I: Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry. Rediscovering forensic psychiatry. Introduction to the legal system. Starting a forensic practice. The expert witness. Ethics in forensic psychiatry. Psychiatric diagnosis in litigation. The forensic psychiatric examination and report. Part II: Civil Litigation. Professional liability in psychiatric practice and requisite standard of care. Competencies in civil law. Personal injury litigation and forensic psychiatric assessment. Disability. The workplace. Part III: Issues in Criminal Justice. Competency to stand trial and the insanity defense. Forensic assessment of sex offenders. Correctional psychiatry. Forensic psychiatry and law enforcement. Part IV: Special Topics. Malingering. Children and adolescents. Forensic geriatric psychiatry. Personal violence. Understanding risk assessment instruments. Forensic psychiatry and the internet. Psychological testing in forensic psychiatry. Appendix: glossary of legal terms. Subject index. Legal case index.

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