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Commonly Observed Mental Disorders

Forensic mental health experts focus on understanding the particular symptoms and signs which are related to a range of psychiatric diagnoses. Are some mental disorders more prevalent than others within …

Introduction to Forensic Mental Health

Have you ever wondered about how general psychiatry is different from forensic psychiatry? Or even how forensic psychology is different from forensic psychiatry? Does a forensic mental health expert assess …

Role of the jury and the defense

Under Indian law, whether an accused is unfit to stand trial or not is a judicial determination, but what changes when in addition to the judge, there is a jury …

Assessing an accused for unfitness in Victoria

In this video, Dr Sullivan talks about the relevant time period for a fitness inquiry, the various components of the assessment process and the manner in which comprehensive fitness assessments …

Preparing a forensic mental health report

Is there a standard assessment tool that is used for competence evaluations? If yes, what does the assessment include? In doing these assessments, what are the collateral sources of information …

The law on (un)fitness to be tried

Having heard the process and the factors that are kept in mind while determining if a person is fit to stand trial in Victoria, what do you think can be …

Welcome!

Welcome to the course! Over the next four weeks, you will be learning about -Intersection of mental health and criminal law -Fitness to stand trial -Defence of insanity -Mental health …