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Faulk's Basic Forensic Psychiatry, 3rd Edition



Faulk's Basic Forensic Psychiatry, 3rd Edition

J. H. Stone (Editor), M. Roberts (Editor), J. O'Grady (Editor), A. V. Taylor (Editor), K. O'Shea (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-05019-2 November 1999 Wiley-Blackwell 328 Pages


After the second edition was published (in 1994), a number of changes have taken place, including changes in the law, advances in treatment, and changes in the management of prisons and special hospitals.

The book remains essential reading for doctors taking the Membership examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, but also will be of interest to general psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, lawyers, probation officers and criminologists. The subject is set out clearly, logically and expertly and arranged for quick reference.

Forensic psychiatric services;.

Legal aspects: The courts and their sentences;.

Legal aspects: Appeals and protection;.

Criminological facts and theories;.

Offences against property and forensic psychiatry; Offences against the person and forensic psychiatry;.

Mental illness and forensic psychiatry: The functional psychoses and neuroses;.

Mental illness and forensic psychiatry: Organic brain syndromes;.

Psychopathic disorder and forensic psychiatry;.

Mental retardation and forensic psychiatry;.

Sexual disorders and forensic psychiatry;.

Women and juvenile offenders;.


Writing a report;.

Ethics and forensic psychiatry;.

Management of patients within secure psychiatric institutions;.

Civil courts and forensic psychiatry

This latest edition can safely be recommended to all pre-membership trainees and to any members of a forensic multi-disciplinary team. Consultants in all psychiatric specialities will also find it a useful quick guide.
British Journal of Psychiatry

All in all, a very useful book for a practicing forensic psychiatrist and can be heartily recommended.
International Journal of Forensic Medicine

* Thoroughly revised and updated.
* Forensic psychiatry is a developing subject of growing importance for which few books exist, particularly at the clinical level.
* A significant proportion of all psychiatrists' work involves forensic psychiatry issues.
* Covers the subject as required in the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' examination. Salient points are set out clearly and expertly.
* The book outlines the increasingly complex law dealing with mentally disturbed offenders.
* Rising prison population, an increasing proportion of whom are disturbed.
* Forensic psychiatry is as relevant to community care as it is to hospital care