Medicine And Books

Inquiries after Homicide

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1489
  1. A M P Kellam

    Ed Jill Peay Duckworth, £13.99, pp 182 ISBN 0 7156 2724 4

    Are psychiatrists paranoid when they feel that they are expected to accept responsibility for their patients' misdeeds while cynically being denied both the resources and the legal powers to control them? High on the list of factors inducing such feelings are the subjects of this book. Based on a seminar, Inquiries after Homicide explores in detail the many problems associated with such inquiries and suggests some possible solutions.

    The various types of inquiry are discussed by several eminent lawyers. They all seem to agree that there is a conflict between fact finding and the protection of …

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