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Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 14 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1309
  1. P Bowden

    Ed John Gunn, Pamela J Taylor Butterwoth-Heinemann (pounds sterling )125, pp 1151 ISBN 0-7506-0349-6

    A series of scandals and notorious cases over the past 20 years has led to positive action to develop forensic psychiatry. The editors of this text-book have benefited more than most from what has been on offer and they have been very influential in the way in which this small branch of psychiatry has expanded. The book is the fruit both of their hard work and of what they have received and it should provide a vision of how the specialty will look in the future. …

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