Psychiatry and the Law

Author(s): Brookbanks, W; Simpson, S

NZD$ 145.00

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Release Date: May 01, 2007
ISBN/ISSN: 9780408718509

Product description

Psychiatry and the Law is the first major new work on the high-profile area of forensic psychiatry and law in Australia and New Zealand for over a decade. In this time the medico-legal landscape has altered dramatically with far-reaching changes in legislation and case law, and in the procedures for regulating the behaviour of mentally impaired offenders. This text examines issues around intellectually disabled and mentally impaired offenders including fitness to plead, insanity, sentencing, disposition and services for mentally abnormal offenders.


Table of contents

• Legal principles

• Clinical issues in relation to mentally abnormal offenders

• Forensic psychiatry service provisionL