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Forensic Psychiatry - PSYH 574




University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

Forensic Psychiatry deals with various aspects of human behavior as they apply to the law. The court psychiatrist assists the court in evaluating an individual so true justice can prevail, society can be protected, and the individual rehabilitated. This course is based at the Medical Office in the Court House in downtown Baltimore. The course covers lectures on the structure of the courts and various psychiatric-legal tests, visits to courtrooms, correctional institutions, maximum security hospitals, examinations of offenders, staff conferences, etc. Students will be required to attend psychiatric evaluations, to complete required readings, spend afternoons observing in court or participate in additional clinical activities as determined by the supervising faculty or Dr. Lacap.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-52


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Gregory Fey, M.D.
(410) 396-5013  

Administrative Contact:

Brendella Hawkins
(410) 328-6612


Last Revision: April 10, 2014