Part I: Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 1. The Expert Witness
Chapter 2. Introduction to the Legal System
Chapter 3. Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 4. Forensic Evaluations and Reports
Chapter 5. Psychological Testing in Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 6. Evaluation of Malingering
Chapter 7. Neuroimaging and Forensic Psychiatry
Part II: Legal Regulation of Psychiatry
Chapter 8. The Physician–Patient Relationship in Psychiatry
Chapter 9. Legal Regulation of Psychiatric Treatment
Chapter 10. Civil Commitment
Chapter 11. Confidentiality in Psychiatric Practice
Part III: Civil Issues and Litigation
Chapter 12. Professional Liability in Psychiatric Practice
Chapter 13. Competencies in Civil Law
Chapter 14. Personal Injury
Chapter 15. Psychiatric Evaluation in Discrimination and Harassment Claims
Chapter 16. Fitness for Duty, Impaired Professionals, and Public Safety
Chapter 17. Psychiatric Disability
Part IV: Criminal Justice
Chapter 18. Evaluation of Competencies in the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 19. Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility
Chapter 20. Psychiatry and the Death Penalty
Part V: Correctional Psychiatry and Sex Offenders
Chapter 21. Correctional Settings and Prisoner Rights
Chapter 22. Psychiatric Treatment in Correctional Settings
Chapter 23. Forensic Assessment of Sex Offenders
Part VI: Children and Families
Chapter 24. Forensic Evaluations of Children and Adolescents
Chapter 25. Evaluations of Juveniles in Civil Law
Chapter 26. Evaluations of Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System
Part VII: Special Issues in Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 27. Suicide Risk Assessment
Chapter 28. Violence Risk Assessment
Chapter 29. Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 30. Forensic Psychiatry and Law Enforcement
Chapter 31. Military Forensic Psychiatry
Chapter 32. The Internet and Telepsychiatry
Chapter 33. Research in Forensic psychiatry
Landmark Case Index
The inaugural edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry was the first of its kind, and subsequent editions have raised the bar, earning it a spot as a leading text in this fascinating subspecialty of psychiatry. This new, third edition is the product of a painstaking and exhaustive revision process that resulted in a significantly expanded and restructured work. This edition is a thorough review of the field yet is flexible enough to be useful to a diverse audience. Because the topics in and structure of this edition were informed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s Content Outline for the Certification Examination in Forensic Psychiatry, it can be used as a core text during forensic psychiatry fellowship training or as a review text to prepare for the certification or maintenance of certification exam. An excellent resource on legal issues in clinical practice, the book will also be an invaluable reference for general psychiatrists, who frequently encounter complicated forensic issues, such as informed consent, confidentiality, and the physician-patient relationship. The editors, two of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry, faced the challenge of creating a text that accurately and fully reflects the latest advances in both the law and psychiatry, while enhancing learning. This comprehensive, yet accessible volume does just that.
Every chapter has been revised, and 10 new chapters address topics of critical importance—presented in a structure that facilitates study:
- The book highlights the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry, listing the cases at the beginning of each chapter and highlighting them within the text. This helps readers master the key points in all topic areas, while fostering understanding of the impact of the evolution of legal principles in statutory and case law in forensic psychiatry.
- A new section on criminal justice includes chapters that address evaluations of competencies in the criminal justice system, assessment of criminal responsibility, and the role of psychiatry in death penalty cases.
- An entire section is devoted to forensic psychiatric issues involving children and adolescents, including general principles of evaluation of juveniles, evaluations of juveniles in civil law, and evaluations of juveniles in the criminal justice system
- New and revised chapters address the impact of technology on forensic psychiatry, including neuroimaging, the Internet, and telepsychiatry
- The book thoroughly addresses forensic assessments of all kinds, and introduces two new and critical chapters on risk assessment of suicide and violence
- Finally, an index of Landmark Cases and an extensive subject index provide the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant cases and topics quickly and easily.
The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry takes the reader from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge research. Practicing general and forensic psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs will come to depend on both its accessibility and its rigor.
Liza H. Gold, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Richard L. Frierson, M.D., is Alexander G. Donald Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.