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The interface between psychiatry and law 

The interface between psychiatry and law
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The interface between psychiatry and law
Author(s):

Nigel Eastman

, Gwen Adshead

, Simone Fox

, Richard Latham

, and Seán Whyte

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562824.003.0055
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date: 24 August 2019

Goals of the psychiatric & legal systems 294

Legal and psychiatric constructs & models 296

The use of information 297

Negotiating the interface 299

The relationship between psychiatry and law is at the heart of forensic psychiatry. Whether practising clinical forensic psychiatry or providing psychiatric evidence to a court or tribunal, an understanding and knowledge of the different goals of the legal system, and the way the law asks and answers questions in the service of those goals, is crucial....

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