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1st Edition

Practical Forensic Psychiatry

ISBN 9781444120639
Published October 28, 2011 by CRC Press
304 Pages

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Book Description

Succinct, structured, and focused, this book concentrates on the key facts and practical day-to-day issues vital to forensic psychiatry.

  • Includes fact-oriented practical advice and clinically relevant examples
  • Reflects current practice and the latest laws
  • Provides tips on testifying in legal matters
  • Features a clear bullet point style to help readers find key facts at a glance

An essential purchase for trainees in psychiatry, the book is ideal both fact-oriented exam preparation. It is also valuable as a quick clinical reference for practising consultant psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working in forensic psychiatry, including mental health nurses, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists.

Table of Contents

The Development of Forensic Psychiatric Services
James Reed
Entry into Secure Care
Helen Whitworth
Treatment and Outcomes in Secure Care
Leela Sivaprasad
Challenging Issues in Secure Care
Rebekah Bourne
Leaving Secure Care and Community Follow-up
Dharjinder Singh Rooprai
Risk of Violence Assessment
Tom Clark and Muthusamy Natarajan
Psychosis and Offending
Tom Clark and Muthusamy Natarajan
Mood Disorders, Neuroses and Offending
Clare Oakley
Personality Disorders and Offending
Clare Oakley
Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Offending
Dharjinder Singh Rooprai
Women in Secure Care
John Croft
Children and Adolescents in Secure Care
Leela Sivaprasad
Sex Offenders, Stalkers and Fire Setters
Rebekah Bourne
Crime and Criminology
Renarta Rowe
The Criminal Law and Sentencing
James Reed
Psychiatry and the Police
Renarta Rowe
Psychiatry and the Criminal Justice System
Helen Whitworth
Prisons and Prisoners
Dharjinder Singh Rooprai and Tom Clark
Mental Health Care in Prisons
Tom Clark and Dharjinder Singh Rooprai
Psychiatric Issues in Criminal Courts
Tom Clark
Providing Expert Evidence to Criminal Courts
Tom Clark

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Dr Dharjinder Rooprai, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist (Forensic LD, ASD and ABI), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, West of England Forensic Mental Health Service, Bristol, UK

Dr Tom Clark, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Reaside Clinic, Birmingham; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, West Midlands School of Psychiatry; Visiting Forensic Psychiatrist, HMP Birmingham, UK


" … easy to read, with the different subject matters clearly set out. The authors have appropriately used text boxes to provide practical information and the use of tables to present information is very helpful to the reader. … Overall I found this book to be a well structured concise, practical guide to forensic psychiatry."
— Rebecca O'Donovan, East Midlands Forensic Psychiatry Training