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Criminal Law

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Psychiatry related information on Criminal Law


High impact information on Criminal Law

  • The author discusses the history of such psychiatric activity from Freud through the Alger Hiss prejury trial, its current status in terms of benefits to the criminal justice system, the legal and social questions it raises (e.g., the competing issue of the complainant's right to privacy), andthe court's restrictions on the psychiatrists [3].
  • Just over half the identified total is accounted for by the direct costs falling to the NHS, local authorities, charities and the criminal justice system [4].
  • RESULTS: Patients in the Connecticut study group had higher rates of cocaine-use disorder, more involvement in the criminal justice system, more homelessness, and were more likely to be from minority backgrounds [5].
  • Situations in which the law has special relevance for people with epilepsy, those who work with them, and their clinicians are reviewed with special reference to the topics of driving, employment, duties of social carers, the clinician's everyday role, the responsibilities of researchers and epilepsy and the criminal law [6].
  • The largest number of nonmedicolegal autopsies were received from the Department of Internal Medicine. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital contributed the largest number of medicolegal autopsies [7].

Biological context of Criminal Law


Associations of Criminal Law with chemical compounds


Gene context of Criminal Law

  • The diagnosis of MS is similar to a scientific discovery, whereas the diagnosis of FS is constructed more like criminal law [14].
  • This article reviews the changes that have been made in England and Wales by Part IV of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to the powers conferred on the police by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 to take and to retain for statistical purposes intimate and non-intimate samples from suspects [15].
  • The Task Force found that criminal justice agencies and the courts performed poorly in this area [16].
  • This exploratory study compares 34 male and 26 female meth dealers (N = 60) who were involved in the same criminal justice system of a single western state during the same time period [17].
  • METHODS: Medline, ERIC, PsycINFO, Criminal Justice Periodicals Index, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Sociofile were searched [18].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Criminal Law

  • In the 1990s, the Supreme Court has decided several cases that have had an impact on psychiatry and psychiatric patients in the criminal justice system, on psychiatric hospitalization, and on psychotherapist-patient privilege [19].


  1. Use of the Sequential Intercept Model as an approach to decriminalization of people with serious mental illness. Munetz, M.R., Griffin, P.A. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Simulation of drug use and urine screening patterns. Crosby, R.D., Carlson, G.A., Specker, S.M. Journal of addictive diseases : the official journal of the ASAM, American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2003) [Pubmed]
  3. Credibility and incredibility: the psychiatric examination of the complaining witness. Goldstein, R.L. The American journal of psychiatry. (1980) [Pubmed]
  4. Costs of schizophrenia. Knapp, M. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science. (1997) [Pubmed]
  5. Rural and urban differences in patients with a dual diagnosis. Mueser, K.T., Essock, S.M., Drake, R.E., Wolfe, R.S., Frisman, L. Schizophr. Res. (2001) [Pubmed]
  6. Continuing professional development: medico-legal aspects of epilepsy. Brown, S., Bird, J. Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association. (2002) [Pubmed]
  7. High autopsy rates at a university medical center. What has gone right? Haque, A.K., Patterson, R.C., Grafe, M.R. Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. (1996) [Pubmed]
  8. Drug use, street crime, and sex-trading among cocaine-dependent women: implications for public health and criminal justice policy. Inciardi, J.A., Surratt, H.L. Journal of psychoactive drugs. (2001) [Pubmed]
  9. Compulsory treatment for drug abuse. Leukefeld, C.G., Tims, F.M. The International journal of the addictions. (1990) [Pubmed]
  10. Using live theatre combined with role playing and discussion to examine what at-risk adolescents think about substance abuse, its consequences, and prevention. Harding, C.G., Safer, L.A., Kavanagh, J., Bania, R., Carty, H., Lisnov, L., Wysockey, K. Adolescence. (1996) [Pubmed]
  11. Estimating the prevalence of Ecstasy use among juvenile offenders. Yacoubian, G.S., Arria, A.M., Fost, E., Wish, E.D. Journal of psychoactive drugs. (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. Stalker profiles with and without protective orders: reoffending or criminal justice processing? Logan, T.K., Nigoff, A., Walker, R., Jordon, C. Violence and victims. (2002) [Pubmed]
  13. Litigation in Argentina: challenging the tobacco industry. Flores, M.L., Barnoya, J., Mejia, R., Alderete, E., Pérez-Stable, E.J. Tobacco control. (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. Health promotion and clinical dialogue. Hellström, O.W. Patient education and counseling. (1995) [Pubmed]
  15. Taking samples under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Miers, D. Journal of clinical forensic medicine. (1995) [Pubmed]
  16. Disarming batterers through restraining orders: the promise and the reality in california. Seave, P.L. Evaluation review. (2006) [Pubmed]
  17. Trafficking in meth: an analysis of the differences between male and female dealers. Senjo, S.R. Journal of drug education. (2005) [Pubmed]
  18. Review of evaluations of educational approaches to promote safe storage of firearms. McGee, K.S., Coyne-Beasley, T., Johnson, R.M. Inj. Prev. (2003) [Pubmed]
  19. The United States Supreme Court and psychiatry in the 1990s. Ciccone, J.R. Psychiatr. Clin. North Am. (1999) [Pubmed]
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