The role of forensic psychiatry in mental health systems in Europe.

@article{Nedopil2009TheRO,
  title={The role of forensic psychiatry in mental health systems in Europe.},
  author={Norbert Nedopil},
  journal={Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={224-34}
}
BACKGROUND Forensic psychiatry at first glance seems to differ from one country to another due to different historical developments, different legal systems and different mental health systems. In spite of that, forensic psychiatry has several goals shared across countries, principally: assurance of treatment for severely mentally ill people who become delinquent; giving evidence to courts in cases when the offender's mental responsibility is in question; working effectively at the interface of… CONTINUE READING

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