This book covers the basic science and neurobiology of violence and integrates this with clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry.
- Unique text which integrates the basic sciences, clinical, legal, and ethical aspects
- Highly illustrated. Numerous colour images in the basic sciences section further explain the text
- Succinct yet comprehensive coverage for instant access to the information
The book is designed for postgraduate trainees in psychiatry wishing to specialise in forensic psychiatry, specialists in forensic psychiatry, mental health, criminal lawyers, and forensic psychologists. It will be an invaluable reference work for clinical psychologists, criminologists, sociologists, and other professionals working with forensic psychiatric patients such as members of the probation service, social workers, and nursing staff.
Table of Contents
Basic sciences. Clinical forensic psychiatry. Legal Aspects of Forensic Psychiatry. Assessment in forensic psychiatry. Treatment. Prisons. Victims. Civil Matters. Ethical Issues. International comparisons of forensic psychiatry.
Professor Basant Puri MA, PhD, MB, BChir, BSc(Hons) MathSci, MRCPsych, DipStat, PG Cert Maths, Mmath, Professor of Imaging and Psychiatry, Imaging Department, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
Dr. Ian H. Treasaden, MB, BS, LRCP, MRCS, FRCPsych, LLM Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Forensic Neurosciences, Imaging Department, Hammersmith Hospital.