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…  See more details below

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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
Preface
Foreword
Pt. IIntroduction to Forensic Psychiatry
1Rediscovering Forensic Psychiatry3
2Introduction to the Legal System37
3Starting a Forensic Practice55
4The Expert Witness75
5Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry91
6Psychiatric Diagnosis in Litigation117
7The Forensic Examination and Report139
8Working with Attorneys165
Pt. IICivil Litigation
9Psychiatric Malpractice and the Standard of Care185
10Civil Competency205
11Forensic Assessment in Personal Injury Litigation231
12Personal Injury and the Legal Process263
13Disability287
14The Workplace303
Pt. IIIIssues in Criminal Justice
15Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity Defense329
16Forensic Assessment of Sex Offenders349
17Psychiatry in Correctional Settings377
18Forensic Psychiatry and Law Enforcement393
Pt. IVSpecial Topics
19Malingering427
20Children and Adolescents449
21Personal Violence471
22Understanding Prediction Instruments501
23The Evolving Standard in Forensic Psychological Testing525
App.: Glossary of Legal Terms557
Legal Case Index569
Subject Index575

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