DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2640 ISSN: 0735-3936

The history of forensic neuropsychiatry

Manish A. Fozdar
  • Law
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology


Significant advances in various disciplines of neurosciences, such as neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, and neurogenetics, have caused an exciting field to emerge in the field of forensic neuropsychiatry called neurolaw. The resurgence of interest in this field has paralleled the renaissance of neuropsychiatry in the last few decades. This historical review of the practice of forensic neuropsychiatry provides an insight into the past with the hope that it will guide the future development of this field.

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