Forensic Psychiatry

  • Insanity
  • Diminished capacity and actuality
  • Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
  • Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
  • Capital sentencing
  • Sentencing mitigation
  • Contested plea bargains
  • Violence risk assessment
  • Mass murder
  • Serial murder
  • Assassination
  • Homicide
  • Sexual homicide
  • Filicide
  • Infanticide
  • Bank robbery
  • Stalking and threats
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Hate crimes and cults
  • Arson and bombing
  • War crimes
  • Torture (including psychological torture)
  • White collar crime
  • Violence and the media
  • Brain damage and crime
  • Psychopathy
  • Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
  • Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
  • Chemical castration
  • Child pornography
  • Transgender treatment
  • Sexual-orientation therapy
  • Sexual reassignment surgery
  • False allegations
  • False confessions
  • Premises liability and negligent security
  • Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
  • Crime scene assessment
  • Profiling unidentified offenders
  • Psychiatric autopsies
  • Elder abuse and exploitation
  • Undue influence
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Mental and emotional damages
  • Effects of trauma
  • Toxic torts
  • Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
  • Negligent hiring and supervision
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace threats and violence
  • School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
  • Psychiatric malpractice
  • Ethical standards in mental health practice
  • Sexual misconduct by professionals
  • Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
  • Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
  • Psychiatric diagnosis
  • Psychosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol intoxication
  • Addiction
  • Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
  • Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
  • Malingering
  • Mental disability
  • Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
  • Cultural aspects of mental disorder
  • Correctional psychiatry and psychology
  • Conditions of confinement
  • Quality of care
  • Involuntary treatment/forced medication
  • Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
  • Police psychiatry
  • Suicide by cop
  • Interviewing