Highly succinct, structured and focused, this book concentrates on the key facts and practical day to day issues vital to forensic psychiatry whether for quick clinical reference or for fact-oriented exam preparation.
- clear bullet point style helps you to find key facts at a glance
- clinical cases, tips and practical advice helps those starting out on placements or giving evidence in legal situations
- fact-oriented, it gives you an invaluable revision guide for higher examinations in psychiatry
- reflecting current practice, modern law and clinically relevant examples it will give you an up to date prÃ©cis of current practice
An essential purchase for trainees in psychiatry, practising consultant psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working in forensic psychiatry including mental health nurses, social workers, psychologists or occupational therapists.
The development of forensic psychiatric services. Entry into secure care. Treatment and outcomes in secure care. Challenging issues in secure care. Leaving secure care and community follow-up. Risk of violence assessment. Psychosis and offending. Mood disorders, neuroses and offending. Personality disorders and offending. Learning disability, autism spectrum disorders and offending. Women in secure care. Children and adolescents in secure care. Sex offenders, stalkers and fire-setters. Crime and criminology. The criminal law and sentencing. Psychiatry and the police. Psychiatry and the criminal justice system. Prisons and prisoners. Mental health care in prisons. Psychiatric issues in criminal courts. Providing expert evidence to criminal courts.