The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

by Robert I. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585620874

ISBN-13: 9781585620876

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

In this work for general clinicians working in psychiatry, Simon (psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine) and Gold (Program in Psychiatry and Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine) provide basic information for discharging forensic obligations, whether required or voluntary, and for recognizing when the skills of a professional forensic

Overview

In this work for general clinicians working in psychiatry, Simon (psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine) and Gold (Program in Psychiatry and Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine) provide basic information for discharging forensic obligations, whether required or voluntary, and for recognizing when the skills of a professional forensic specialist are necessary. Early chapters cover the legal system, starting a forensic practice, and the forensic examination. Later chapters cover civil litigation and issues in criminal justice. Chapter introductions, key points, and practice guidelines are included. Material will also be useful for experienced forensic practitioners. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585620876
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Foreword Paul S. Appelbaum xv

Preface Robert I. Simon Liza H. Gold xix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Part I Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry

1 Rediscovering Forensic Psychiatry Liza H. Gold 3

2 Introduction to the Legal System Daniel W. Shuman 43

3 Starting a Forensic Practice Liza H. Gold Steven H. Berger 63

4 The Expert Witness Thomas G. Gutheil 93

5 Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry James L. Knoll IV 111

6 Psychiatric Diagnosis in Litigation Robert I. Simon Liza H. Gold 151

7 The Forensic Psychiatric Examination and Report Robert M. Wettstein 175

Part II Civil Litigation

8 Professional Liability in Psychiatric Practice and Requisite Standard of Care Donald J. Meyer Robert I. Simon Daniel W. Shuman 207

9 Competencies in Civil Law Alan A. Abrams 227

10 Personal Injury Litigation and Forensic Psychiatric Assessment J. Richard Ciccone Joshua C. W. Jones 261

11 Disability Albert M. Drukteinis 283

12 The Workplace Liza H. Gold 303

Part III Issues in Criminal Justice

13 Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity Defense Charles L. Scott 337

14 Forensic Assessment of Sex Offenders John Bradford Brad Booth Michael C. Seto 373

15 Correctional Psychiatry Jeffrey L. Metzner Joel A. Dvoskin 395

16 Forensic Psychiatry and Law Enforcement Debra A. Pinals Marilyn Price 413

Part IV Special Topics

17 Malingering H. W. LeBourgeois III John W. Thompson Jr. F. William Black 453

18 Children and Adolescents Peter Ash 483

19 Forensic Geriatric Psychiatry Stephen L. Read Robert Weinstock 505

20 Personal Violence Alan R. Felthous 529

21 Understanding Risk Assessment Instruments Douglas Mossman 563

22 Forensic Psychiatry and the Internet Patricia R. Recupero 587

23 Psychological Testing in Forensic Psychiatry Madelon V. Baranoski 617

Appendix: Glossary of Legal Terms 659

Subject Index 671

Legal Case Index 699

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