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Forensic Psychiatry : Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition - John Gunn

Forensic Psychiatry

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition

Book with Other Items Published: 27th January 2014
ISBN: 9780340806289
Number Of Pages: 1035

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

Comprehensive and erudite, Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions.

The Second Edition features updates to all current chapters and several new chapters that explore:

  • The genetics of antisocial behavior
  • Disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime
  • Offenders with intellectual disabilities
  • Older people and the criminal justice system
  • Deviant and mentally ill staff

Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere.

This book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.

Industry Reviews

"Though penned primarily for those with more advanced knowledge of forensic issues (including those practicing within the justice system), this work might prove useful for anyone interested in the various intriguing and complicated challenges in the subspecialty of forensic psychiatry."
-Steven T. Herron, MD, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, USA

" ... a very comprehensive and thorough review of the whole field of forensic psychiatry. It is a book that every practising forensic psychiatrist would benefit from having. There is no other textbook as comprehensive as this concerned with UK forensic psychiatry: subjects are covered in depth with a vast array of references and articles synthesised. By and large it's accurate and up-to-date. It's a real achievement ... . Highly Commended."
-2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

Law in England and Wales and crime
The law, mental health and capacity in England and Wales
Law - others in British Isles
Law - international
Court reports
Psychosocial milieu of offendors
Disorders of Brain Structure and Function and Crime
Intellectual difficulties
Psychosis and violence
Disorders of passions
Personality disorders
Addictions and dependencies: their association with offending
Sex disorders
Other crime
Women as offendors
Older offenders
Risk Assessment
Health services
Mentally disordered offendors in non-medical settings
Deviant staff
MHA 1983
Experts' Protocol
Hippocratic Oath
Cases cited
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ISBN: 9780340806289
ISBN-10: 0340806281
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1035
Published: 27th January 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 2.98
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition