Understanding forensic mental health and the variety of professional voices

Authored by: Paul Rogers , Keith Soothill

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9781843922629
eBook ISBN: 9780203118276
Adobe ISBN: 9781136308802


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The aim of this chapter is not to rehearse or summarise all the issues that will be presented in this book, but to try to set the scene by painting with a broad brush. What is forensic mental health? Where is it ‘done’? When is it done? By whom is it done and onto whom? And finally, and most crucially, how can we develop an understanding of the issues?

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