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J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jun;77(6):e745. doi: 10.4088/JCP.11069tx1c.

Criminal Forensic Psychiatry: A Primer for Psychiatrists.

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Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Abstract

Many mentally ill people are currently held in correctional settings, and general psychiatrists should be familiar with criminal forensic psychiatry in order to understand the legal aspects of the evaluation and treatment of these individuals, especially with regard to competency to stand trial and insanity. This educational activity briefly explains these evaluations and reviews relevant landmark legal cases.

PMID:
27337424
DOI:
10.4088/JCP.11069tx1c
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