Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry

ISBN-10: 0340806648
ISBN-13: 9780340806647
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Rosner
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Book details

List price: $294.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 980
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 5.434
Language: English

The second edition of this award-winning textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. Building on the success of the first edition, the book continues to address the History and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Legal Regulation of the Practice of Psychiatry, Psychiatry in relation to Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law. Important sections such as Special Issues in Forensic Psychiatry, Law and the Legal System, and Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law are included. Designed to meet the needs of practitioners of forensic psychiatry, for residents in forensic psychiatry, and those preparing for the specialty examination in Forensic Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, this volume will also answer the many questions faced by mental health professionals, mental health administrators, correctional health professionals and correctional health administrators, attorneys, judges, probation and parole officers and administrators all of whom, at one time or another, require a substantive presentation of the entire field of forensic psychiatry in the USA.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
List of contributors
History and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry: Robert Weinstock
A conceptual framework for forensic psychiatry
Defining forensic psychiatry: roles and responsibilities
History of forensic psychiatry
Forensic psychiatric report writing
Guidelines for courtroom testimony
Practical issues in forensic psychiatric practice
Education and training in forensic psychiatry
Ethical guidelines
Liability of the forensic psychiatrist
The death penalty
Competence assessments
Psychological autopsy
Legal Regulation of Psychiatric Practice: Harold I. Schwartz
Informed consent and competency
Hospitalization: voluntary and involuntary
Involuntary civil commitment to outpatient treatment
The right to treatment
Treatment refusal in psychiatric practice
Confidentiality and testimonial privilege
The duty to protect
Treatment boundaries in psychiatric practice
Sexual misconduct in the therapist-patient relationship
The law and physician illness
Forensic Evaluation and Treatment in the Criminal Justice System: Robert D. Miller
Introduction
Criminal competence
Criminal responsibility
Novel mental disorders
Post-conviction dispositional evaluations
Civil Law: Stephen Rachlin
Specific issues in psychiatric malpractice
Psychiatric disability determinations and personal injury litigation
Americans with Disabilities Act evaluations
Sexual harassment
Trauma-induced psychiatric disorders and civil law
Neuropsychiatric assessments in toxic exposure litigation
Civil competencies
Death, dying, and the law
Family Law and Domestic Relations: Stephen B. Billick
Role of the psychiatric evaluator in child custody disputes
Termination of parental rights and adoption
Childhood attachment, foster care and placement
Forensic evaluation of physically and sexually abused children
Juvenile delinquency
Posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: clinical and legal issues
Forensic aspects of suicide and homicide in children and adolescents
The child as a witness
Violent adolescent offenders
Adolescent sexual offenders
Neuroimaging in child and adolescent psychiatry
Correctional Psychiatry: Abraham L. Halpern and Ronnie B. Harmon
The history of correctional psychiatry
Standards for the delivery of mental health services in a correctional setting
The structure of correctional mental health services
Administrative and staffing problems for psychiatric services in correctional and forensic settings
Issues in the prevention and detection of suicide potential in correctional facilities
The psychosocial basis of prison riots
The right to refuse treatment in a criminal law setting
Psychiatric ethics in the correctional setting
Special Clinical Issues in Forensic Psychiatry: Robert Weinstock
Malingering
Antisocial personality, psychopathy and forensic psychiatry
Dangerousness
Violence: causes and non-psychopharmacological treatment
Pharmacological treatment of violent behaviors
Violence and epilepsy: an approach to expert testimony
Brain disease: forensic neuropsychiatric issues
Forensic neuropsychology
Psychological and psychiatric measures in forensic practice
Culture and ethnicity
Hypnosis and dissociation
Amnesia, amytal interviews and polygraphy
Geriatric psychiatry and the law
Terrorism and forensic psychiatry
Torture and brainwashing
Substance abuse and addiction
Psychopharmacological treatment of sex offenders
Prosecution of assaultive patients
Treatment of sex offenders
Sexually violent predator laws
Brain imaging
Stalking
Head trauma: a practical approach to the evaluation of symptom exaggeration
Psychiatric abuse in North America
Actuarial methods for violence and sex-offender risk assessments
ERISA, healthcare and the courts
Basic Issues in Law: Robert Lloyd Goldstein
The philosophy of law and the foundations (sources) of law
The court system and the legislative process
A model of constitutional adjudication: the equal protection doctrine
An introduction to tort law
An introduction to civil procedure
An introduction to criminal procedure
Punishment
Legal research on the Web
Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry: Howard Owens
Introduction
Civil law and family law cases in forensic psychiatry
Criminal law and forensic psychiatry
Legal regulation of psychiatry
Index

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