Elizabeth Gilchrist, Catherine Jane Creamer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental Health and Scots Law in Practice
PublisherSweet & Maxwell
ISBN (Print)9780414017634
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • mental health
  • offenders
  • crimnology
  • forensic psychology


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