Book abstract: The 2nd edition of this detailed practitioner text remains a straightforward account of the legal issues relevant to Scottish psychiatric practice. It explains how the Scottish legal system deals with mental health issues, and outlines psychiatric care systems; now fully updated to include developments since implementation of the Mental Health (Care Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Essential new areas covered include multi-disciplinary input, inclusion of the Code of Practice and important new research findings. The expert authors also provide increased detail on the effectiveness of Tribunals. Chapter 3 on Criminology addresses the importance of taking a wider approach to our understanding of the construction of labels such as mental diorder and offender and the benefit in applying approaches incorporating this.
|Title of host publication||Mental Health and Scots Law in Practice|
|Publisher||Sweet & Maxwell|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- mental health
- forensic psychology