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Forensic Psychiatry By Pamela J. Taylor

Forensic Psychiatry
by Pamela J. Taylor

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Covers a range of issues concerned with the interaction between law and psychiatry. The text focuses on mentally-disordered offenders, but also deals with related problems such as victims of offenders, accidents and compensation matters.
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Forensic Psychiatry by Pamela J. Taylor

This textbook of Forensic Psychiatry is a source book for a wide range of issues concerned with the interaction between law and psychiatry. It has a special emphasis on mentally disordered offenders, but also deals with important related problems such as victims of offenders, accidents, and compensation matters. Although it is primarily rooted in English practice, a concerted effort has been made to cross national boundaries in terms of legal principles and service provision. The book may be used as an examination and instructional text for psychiatrists, the source of reference for all academic enquiries in this field, and as the basis of closer understanding between professions working with mentally disordered offenders and other individuals caught up in the legal process, including lawyers, magistrates, psychologists, social workers, probation officers, nurses and policemen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Law, Adult Mental Disorder and the Psychiatrist; A Comparative Survey of Medico-Legal Systems; The Courts and Bodies Overseeing and Administrating the Laws in the UK; Juveniles - Laws and Facilities in UK; The Psychosocial Milieu of the Offender; Organic Disorders; Psychosis, Violence, Crime; Personality Disorders; Deception, Self-deception and Dissociation; Addictions and Dependences: their Association with Offending; Non-Psychotic Violence; Disordered and Offensive Sexual Behaviour; Ninety-five percent of Crime; Female Offenders; Dangerousness; Principles of Treatment of the Mentally Disordered Offender; Forensic Psychiatry for the Health Service of England and Wales; Non-Medical Settings; Secure Institutions: their characteristics and problems; Psychiatric Reports for Legal Purposes in the UK; Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry; Victims and Survivors; Appendices - Indexes: List of Cases; Acts of Parliament; References; Subject Index

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Forensic Psychiatry by Pamela J. Taylor
Pamela J. Taylor
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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