Psychiatric decision-making for the courts: judges, psychiatrists, lay people?

@article{Jackson1986PsychiatricDF,
  title={Psychiatric decision-making for the courts: judges, psychiatrists, lay people?},
  author={Mark W Jackson},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={507-20}
}
  • Mark W Jackson
  • Published 1986 in International journal of law and psychiatry
Until two decades ago the results of forensic psychiatric assessments were accepted more-or-less uncritically by the courts. Clinical opinions translated fairly directly into judicial decisions and these mental-health-inspired rulings often resulted in the seemingly unnecessary and unfair detention of patient prisoners. Over the past twenty years several… CONTINUE READING