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Expert Psychiatric Evidence

£24.99

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This book covers the roles and responsibilities of the psychiatric expert witness in the context of case and statute law, administration, training and other practical matters, the medico-legal consultation and the structure and form of the expert report.Specific chapters deal with psychiatric reports in criminal, civil and family cases, as well as inquests, tribunals and other parts of the legal system. Preparation of reports for jurisdictions in the British Isles outside England and Wales is covered. Concluding chapters deal with going to court and maintaining expertise. The book will be of value to trainee psychiatrists and recently appointed consultants who need a handbook to assist them as they acquire the training, skills and knowledge necessary to prepare expert psychiatric evidence for courts and other legal forums. It is also a resource for established expert psychiatric witnesses and the solicitors and barristers who instruct them. Brings together in a single volume the requirements of all the relevant rules, guidance and professional codes of practice. Uses analysis of relevant cases and statute law to assist the reader in addressing legal issues with the detail required by court. Includes sample letters, consent form, specimen criminal report, and other documents that can be adapted for the reader's own use in medico-legal work. This book is in very good condition with some very minor creasing to the spine and corners of the hard back cover.

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Author(s):
Rix, Keith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7 x 1in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1908020326
ISBN-13:
9781908020321
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
RCPsych

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This book covers the roles and responsibilities of the psychiatric expert witness in the context of case and statute law, administration, training and other practical matters, the medico-legal consultation and the structure and form of the expert report.Specific chapters deal with psychiatric reports in criminal, civil and family cases, as well as inquests, tribunals and other parts of the legal system. Preparation of reports for jurisdictions in the British Isles outside England and Wales is covered. Concluding chapters deal with going to court and maintaining expertise. The book will be of value to trainee psychiatrists and recently appointed consultants who need a handbook to assist them as they acquire the training, skills and knowledge necessary to prepare expert psychiatric evidence for courts and other legal forums. It is also a resource for established expert psychiatric witnesses and the solicitors and barristers who instruct them. Brings together in a single volume the requirements of all the relevant rules, guidance and professional codes of practice. Uses analysis of relevant cases and statute law to assist the reader in addressing legal issues with the detail required by court. Includes sample letters, consent form, specimen criminal report, and other documents that can be adapted for the reader's own use in medico-legal work. This book is in very good condition with some very minor creasing to the spine and corners of the hard back cover.

Author(s):
Rix, Keith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7 x 1in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1908020326
ISBN-13:
9781908020321
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
RCPsych

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