Forensic mental health assessment in France: recommendations for quality improvement.

@article{Combalbert2014ForensicMH,
  title={Forensic mental health assessment in France: recommendations for quality improvement.},
  author={Nicolas Combalbert and Anne Andronikof and Marine Armand and C{\'e}cile Robin and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bazex},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={628-34}
}
The quality of forensic mental health assessment has been a growing concern in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic, but the legal systems are not always comparable and some aspects of forensic assessment are specific to a given country. This paper describes the legal context of forensic psychological assessment in France (i.e. pre-trial investigation phase entrusted to a judge, with mental health assessment performed by preselected professionals called "experts" in French), its… CONTINUE READING
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