Forensic Psychiatry is a specified division of psychiatry which deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered criminals in prisons, secure hospitals and the communal. Two essential concepts underpin the need for forensic psychiatry. The first is that if someone commits a crime due to a mental illness, then mental condition treatment is in the best interests of the individual and of society.
Modern forensic psychiatry has benefited from four main developments: Evolution in the comprehension and awareness of the relationship between mental illness and crime; Evolution of legal standards that determine legal insanity; New methodologies for treating mental illness that include alternatives that custodial care; and Improvements in mental illness attitudes and perceptions.
- Track 1-1 Adolescent Forensic psychiatry
- Track 2-2 Forensic learning disability psychiatry
- Track 3-3 Forensic psychotherapy
- Track 4-4 Correctional psychiatry