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Forensic psychiatry

Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison and Tom Burns

in Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199605613
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191766794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199605613.003.0024

Series: Oxford Textbooks

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Chapter 24 is concerned with other aspects of psychiatry and the law covered by the term forensic psychiatry, which is used in two ways: narrowly, it is applied to the branch of psychiatry that deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally abnormal offenders; and broadly, the term is applied to all legal aspects of psychiatry, including the civil law and laws regulating psychiatric practice.

Chapter.  16071 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry ; Forensic Psychiatry

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