Forensic Psychiatry

A Subspecialty
  • Richard Rosner
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 7)


The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law has incorporated into its Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Forensic Psychiatry the definition of the field that previously had been set forth by the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry:

Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry in which scientific and clinical expertise is applied to legal issues in legal contexts embracing civil, criminal, correctional or legislative matters; forensic psychiatry should be practiced in accordance with guidelines and ethical principles enunciated by the profession of psychiatry.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Rosner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Forensic Psychiatry ClinicNew York Criminal and Supreme CourtsNew YorkUSA

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