The role of PTSD in adjudicating violent crimes.

  • Mark B Hamner
  • Published 2014 in
    The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal…


PTSD was formalized as a diagnosis by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980 with the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 3rd edition. Since that time, the diagnosis has been widely utilized in the courts including the use in criminal proceedings. PTSD may play a role in the assessment of violent crimes both… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12131


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