Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach

Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach is an encyclopedic medico-legal overview of forensic issues. With 60 chapters, and over 50 contributors, the topics range from an introduction to the legal system for psychiatrists, to pharmacological treatments for sex offenders, to the pathways to conduct disorder amongst children.

The book has been written for a professional audience of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, and related health professions as well as legal professionals (judges, lawyers), and justice system professionals.

Topics include:

  • Adolescent sex offenders
  • Criminal malingering
  • Fitness to stand trial and testimonial capacity
  • Homicide
  • Personal injury claims - mental damages
  • Psychopathy and anti-social personality disorder
  • Sleep-related violence
  • Violence in the workplace
  • and more...