© 1989

Criminal Court Consultation

  • Richard Rosner
  • Ronnie B. Harmon

Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Systemic Perspectives

  3. Testimony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Alan J. Tuckman
      Pages 59-76
  4. Reduced Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Robert L. Sadoff
      Pages 111-118
    3. Robert Lloyd Goldstein
      Pages 119-134
  5. Dispositions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Sheldon Travin
      Pages 137-155
    3. Michael L. Perlin
      Pages 157-172
    4. J. Richard Ciccone
      Pages 173-188
    5. Bruce Harry, Niels C. Beck
      Pages 209-220
  6. Problems in Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221

About this book


During the 1980s, those of us who were involved in forensic psychiatry have seen an increase in the interest in our subspecialty. This increased interest has been from psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, and correctional officials as well. As a part of this demand for our services, there has also been an increase in the demand for detailed quality in our reports and testimony. Whether this is the result of the educational efforts of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the establishment of the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry, the stimulation of thought by the publication of this series, Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law, or Supreme Court decisions such as Ake v Oklahoma is anybody's guess. My experience as an observer of the development of the patient's rights movement was that there was a coalescence of numerous forces, such as the new human rights movement, the active mental health bar, and the development of neuroleptics. I therefore suspect that there are a multitude of factors contributing to the new interest in forensic psychia­ try and the elevation of the standards of forensic experts. Regardless of the causes, those who are practicing forensic psychiatry today are ex­ pected to conduct more thorough evaluations and to report findings more completely. No longer will simple conclusory statements be accept­ able. The forensic psychiatrist is expected to present data in a clear, understandable, detailed, reliable, and competent fashion whether testi­ fying or in a report.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Rosner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ronnie B. Harmon
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.American Board of Forensic PsychiatryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts (First Judicial Department)New YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts (First Judicial Department)New YorkUSA
  6. 6.Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services of the City of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Criminal Court Consultation
  • Editors Richard Rosner
    Ronnie B. Harmon
  • Series Title Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-43061-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8058-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-0739-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 344
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Psychology
    Personality and Social Psychology
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