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Forensic Psychiatry

A Lawyer’s Guide

  • 1st Edition - January 18, 2016
  • Author: Vivian Shnaidman
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 8 5 2 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 8 8 6 - 5

Lawyers frequently encounter clients and/or cases of bizarre behavior, mental illness, substance abuse, psychopathy, sexual offenses, learning disorders, birth defects, and other… Read more

Forensic Psychiatry

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Lawyers frequently encounter clients and/or cases of bizarre behavior, mental illness, substance abuse, psychopathy, sexual offenses, learning disorders, birth defects, and other behavioral and emotional issues. Often they are ill-prepared to understand the nature of the psychiatric report, how the psychiatric assessment was structured, and how to best utilize and challenge these reports in court.Forensic Psychiatry: A Lawyer’s Guide provides legal professionals the tools to identify mentally ill clients and help them navigate through the psychiatric information and language in reports and testimony. Topics include why a forensic psychiatrist is necessary, applications of psychiatry to law, various psychiatric disorders, and utilizing the expert witness.