Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty within psychiatry that deals with the interface of mental health issues and the law. This includes matters of civil, criminal, and administrative law as well as evaluation and specialized treatment of individuals involved with the legal system at a variety of levels including those incarcerated in jails, prisons, and forensic psychiatric hospitals. This specialty is formally recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, which offers added qualifications and board certification in this field.
Stephen Dinwiddie, M.D.
Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry
Contact Administrative Assistant Sandra Downey for more information about the Forensic Psychiatry fellowship.
Contact Division Director of Forensic Psychiatry Stephen Dinwiddie for education or research information.
Stephen Dinwiddie, MD
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