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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

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Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry
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Forensic psychiatry is a specialty which helps mentally disordered people who are a risk to the public.

It covers such areas as: the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders; investigation of complex relationships between mental disorder and criminal behaviour; working with criminal justice agencies to support patients and protection of the public. 

Forensic psychiatrists work side by side with others including the police, probation service, courts, Crown Prosecution Service, prisons.

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FACULTY REPORT: Forensic care pathways for adults with intellectual disability involved with the criminal justice system


REPORT: Working with MAPPA: guidance for psychiatrists in England and Wales


EVENT: Forensic Psychiatry Trainee Conference

Date: 8 & 9 October 2018

Venue: Edinburgh

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Note: unfortunately College staff are unable to advise about this conference.  Please contact David or Gordon.



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