Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 680–684 | Cite as

General Psychiatric Residents and Corrections: Moving Forensic Education Beyond the Classroom

  • Carl E. Fisher
In Depth Article: Commentary


Mental illness in the criminal justice system is one of the most important and underserved public health challenges in psychiatry today, but few general psychiatry residency programs offer clinical education in correctional psychiatry. Developing such rotations might seem intimidating to educational leaders unfamiliar with the criminal justice system, but a variety of potential solutions exist for residency programs to offer this increasingly important clinical training.


Residents: Forensic psychiatry Subspecialty: Forensic psychiatry 



Many thanks to Paul Appelbaum, Charles Scott, Alec Buchanan, Rusty Reeves, David Spagnolo, and Jeffrey Janofsky for helpful comments on this topic.


The author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA

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