American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

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The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) is a professional organization in the field of forensic psychiatry.

History and organization[edit]

AAPL was founded in 1969. It currently has more than 1,500 members in North America and around the world.

It publishes the quarterly Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. The Academy's Ethics guidelines for the practice of forensic psychiatry[1] form the basis of the guidelines of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.[2] They have also debated the medical ethics of psychiatrists testifying in death penalty cases.[3]

Presidents[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Rosner, Richard (1982). Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 1. Thomas, ISBN 9780398045784
  • Rosner, Richard (1985). Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 2. Thomas, ISBN 9780306419546

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethics guidelines for the practice of forensic psychiatry". AAPL. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ethics guidelines for the practice of forensic psychiatry". Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Jelinek, Pauline (October 20, 1980). Associated Press

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