Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition
CRC Press – 2013 – 1,035 pages
Comprehensive and erudite, this book is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions.
Almost all chapters have been completely rewritten. New chapters for this second edition address the genetics of antisocial behaviour, disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime, offenders with intellectual disabilities, and deviant staff. Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere.
The book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.
Law in England and Wales and crime
The law, mental health and capacity in England and Wales
Law - others in British Isles
Law - international
Psychosocial milieu of offenders
Disorders of Brain Structure and Function and Crime
Psychosis and violence
Disorders of passions
Addictions and dependencies: their association with offending
Women as offenders
Mentally disordered offenders in non-medical settings
John C Gunn CBE FRCPsych FMedSci Member, Parole Board, England & Wales
Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
Pamela J Taylor FRCPsych FMedSci Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK