Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

Merrill Rotter, Heather Cucolo, and Jeremy Colley

Print publication date: Sep 2019

ISBN: 9780190914424

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry 2nd edition brings together concise, comprehensive summaries of the most important ‘landmark’ legal decisions relating to mental health practice in the United States. These decisions, along with their underlying reasonings, make up a critical portion of the national certification examination for forensic psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Many of the themes are also tested in the ABPM certification examination for general psychiatry. This text is the first to provide a combination of summaries of the relevant legal content paired with board-style test questions designed to help consolidate knowledge and prepare for certification. Cases with similar themes are grouped together with an eye toward helping the reader understand the evolution of legal and clinical thinking on a particular topic.

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