Forensic psychiatry is a medical science related to criminology that focuses on the relationship between psychiatry and civil, criminal, and administrative law. Forensic psychiatrists evaluate and treat individuals involved with the legal system or incarcerated in jails, prisons, and forensic psychiatry hospitals. In a court of law, forensic psychiatrists provide expert testimony about a defendant’s mental state at the time of the offense, determine the competence of an individual to stand trial, and make sentencing recommendations.
Indispensable Guides to Forensic Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes comprehensive reference books and study guides on forensic psychiatry.
View a complete list of books related to forensic psychiatry, law and ethics.