Forensic Mental Health

Forensic Mental Health

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This book is a penetrating analysis of the forensic mental health system - how it operates, the people involved, the problems inherent in the system, and the huge ethical dilemmas. It brings together a range of specialists, who describe the processes involved in dealing with a mentally disordered offender - from their own unique workers, will perhaps be more often involved within the civil legal system. This includes involvement in decisions regarding detention under the civil sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and in Children Act ... a#39;howa#39; has now been expanded in some cases to require a very wide-ranging inquiry into the broad circumstances ofa death. ... all civil court actions) include at rule 35 a a#39;Code of Guidance on Expert Evidencea#39; with which all those writing court reports should be familiar.

Title:Forensic Mental Health
Author:Annie Bartlett, Gill McGauley
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2009-10-01


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