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Saberi M, Mirsepassi G. Forensic Psychiatry in Iran. IJPBS. 2013; 7 (1) :1-3
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-258-en.html
Assistant professor Legal Medicine Research Center
Abstract:   (3671 Views)
In Iran, department of forensic psychiatry is one of the special units of Legal Medicine Organization concerned with individuals who demonstrate psychological and psychiatric problems. The duties of forensic psychiatrists in the department are, performing psychiatric examinations and determining mental competence of two major groups of referrals: Individuals who are involved in a legal problem related to civil law and individuals who are involved in criminal responsibility and/or forbearance of punishment such as offenders and prisoners. One of the worries of the Iran jurisdiction system is the absence of a secure mental hospital devoted to the irresponsible mentally ill criminals. In fact, there is no forensic inpatient unit available in the country.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2013/06/26 | Accepted: 2013/07/2 | Published: 2013/07/2

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