Psychiatry Expert Witnesses
Psychiatry Experts Testimony and Legal Consultants
Forensic psychiatrists work with courts in evaluating an individuals competency to stand trial, defenses based on mental diseases or defects (e.g., the "insanity" defense), and sentencing recommendations. There are two major areas of criminal evaluations in forensic psychiatry. These are Competency to Stand trial (CST) and Mental State at the Time of the Offence (MSO).