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Principles and Practice of Military Forensic Psychiatry

Principles and Practice of Military Forensic Psychiatry by Gregory Lande
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Forensic psychiatry is an interesting and important subject that has enjoyed explosive growth. All areas of law and all jurisdictions -- save one -- have been studied in detail. That solitary exception is military forensic psychiatry. The Principles and Practice of Military Forensic Psychiatry fills the void and is essential reading for all of those involved in the complex areas where law and medicine converge. The editors have assembled an impressive array of authors, including practicing military and civilian psychiatrists, expert military lawyers and civilian defense counsel, assistant U.S. Attorneys, and the U.S. military's chief judge. The book includes a wide range of topics, including the history of military forensic psychiatry, defense counsel strategies, malingering, syndrome testimony, disposition of those acquitted by reason of insanity, military child forensic psychiatry, counterintuitive principles in child abuse cases, military medical malpractice, voluntary intoxication, terrorism, disciplinary barracks, expert testimony, and ethics and regulation of military psychiatry, among others. This superb book is an essential reference for all military personnel in the medical and legal communities. It will be a standard text at military educational institutions. In addition, the text will be highly valuable to civilian professionals practicing forensics in the military system.
Charles C Thomas; January 1997
554 pages; ISBN 9780398082833
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Title: Principles and Practice of Military Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Gregory Lande; David Armitage