Chapter

Forensic psychiatry

David Semple and Roger Smyth

in Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199693887
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191743146 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199693887.003.0017

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic psychiatry

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Introduction - The criminal justice system - Crime - Homicide - Violence 1: theoretical background - Violence 2 - Sexual offences 1 - Sexual offences 2 - Stalking - Other offences - Mental disorder and offending 1: overview - Mental disorder and offending 2: specific disorders and offending - Assessing risk of violence - Secure hospitals and units - Police liaison 1 - Police liaison 2 - Court liaison - Prison psychiatry 1: overview - Prison psychiatry 2: the role of the psychiatrist - Legal provisions for transfer of prisoners to hospital - Court reports and giving evidence 1 - Court reports and giving evidence 2 - Suggested format for criminal court report - Overview of the pathways of mentally disordered offenders through the criminal justice and health systems - Fitness to plead 1: assessment - Fitness to plead 2: procedures - Criminal responsibility 1 - Criminal responsibility 2 - Assessing ‘mental state at the time of the offence’

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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