"Among all the Psychiatry journals, Journal of psychiatry is the best forensic Psychiatry journal covering all areas of psychology and psychiatry relating to offenders, criminal justice systems and the law.Forensic psychiatry deals with issues arising in the edge between psychiatry and the law, and with the stream of mentally disordered offenders along a continuum of social systems. Modern Forensic psychiatry has benefited from four key developments: the evolution in the understanding and appreciation of the relationship between mental illness and criminality; the evolution of the legal tests to describe legal insanity; the new methodologies for the treatment of mental conditions providing alternatives to custodial care; and the changes in attitudes and perceptions of mental illness among the public. A forensic psychiatrist may also have a clinical practice. However, when acting in the capacity of a forensic specialist, he or she is not providing therapy to improve the patient's suffering or to help the patient be free and healthy, but an objective evaluation for use by the retaining institution, attorney, or court. Forensic psychiatrists use their particular knowledge of the medical-legal interface to testify in cases of medical misconduct, including the explosion of accusations of sexual development of patients by health professionals.OMICS is devoted to the prompt publication of original findings of the highest scientific priority and value that provide novel mechanistic insights, represent a clear advance over previous Studies and have the potential to generate exciting future research.
Last date updated on June, 2014