Psychiatry and Criminal Justice

Start Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
End Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Category: Society Issues
Venue: Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): French
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Anthony Manwaring
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

Since its beginning two centuries ago, psychiatry has always had complex and sometimes conflicting relations with the legal world, and criminal justice in particular. Moreover, the context of these relations has been changed and the principles upset by the law of February 25, 2008 concerning security detention and the declaration of non-responsibility by reason of mental disorder. 
Beginning with a better understanding of the structures and organization of psychiatric care in France, this training will deal with the principal issues regarding therapies, expertise, criminology, prisons and victims. It aims to deepen reflections on the common problems with which the professionals of care-giving and justice are confronted.

Specialist presentations will provide theoretical knowledge and up-to-date techniques. This session, which is open to the general public, including physicians, will allow multidisciplinary professional exchanges during the discussions which will follow the lectures.