Ethical Concerns Expressed by Forensic Psychiatrists

    Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 7

    Weinstock, R
    Associate clinical professor of psychiatry and medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

    (Received 25 May 1985; accepted 12 August 1985)


    A survey was made of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) forensic psychiatrists to evaluate whether there is concern among them about potential ethical problems in criminal justice work. Of the respondents, 93.8% had encountered such problems. The main concerns indicated were about those psychiatrists who become a “hired gun,” become an advocate, do not give an honest opinion, or have problems with confidentiality. The need for ethical guidelines and further debate about ethical issues is presented.

    Paper ID: JFS12291J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12291J

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    Title Ethical Concerns Expressed by Forensic Psychiatrists
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    Committee E30