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Practical Forensic Psychiatry

1st Edition

Edited by Tom Clark, Dharjinder Singh Rooprai

CRC Press

304 pages

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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.


" … 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

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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science