Forensic psychiatry is a specialised branch of psychiatry which deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in prisons, secure hospitals and the community. It requires sophisticated understanding of the interface between mental health and the law.
Psychiatrists are probably the most widely used of expert witnesses in both Prosecution and Defence cases. They can be instructed to assist the Court in deciding whether a defendant is fit to plead, for a variety of other issues relating to both the defendant and prosecution witnesses and to assist in determining the most appropriate sentence.
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” I have instructed Professor Greenberg on numerous occasions over the past 10 years and have always been extremely impressed with his knowledge and insight of all psychiatric issues. His reports are concise and articulate and his approach and dedication to the job in hand is always outstanding”
” I have also instructed Dr Schrader on a number of occasions, most recently to assist in determining whether a client’s mental health problems contributed to her decision making and judgement whereby she could possibly have the defence of duress. His report was extremely helpful and was so persuasive, the Crown dropped the charges of Possessing Class A with Intent to Supply to simple possession. Dr Schrader is highly recommended”