The criminality amongst psychiatric
patients is a subject of interest nowadays and wide social phenomenon which requires
a thorough, multidisciplinary assessment of the patient that committed a crime.
The role of the forensic psychiatrist is to establish the patient’s judgement
by evaluating his behavior, considering first and foremost his personal
experience regarding psychiatric pathology. His evaluation is fundamental in
establishing if the patient knows right from wrong, if he acted deliberately
and conscious or because of certain psychiatric disorders that abolish his
judgement. The forensic psychiatrists have the obligation to know the rules and
legislation, to be trustworthy and proficient. They have the mission to
ascertain the information given by the patient in order to be used by the legal
system. The current study aims to realise a synthesis regarding the features of
activity and the forensics psychiatrist profile.
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