Forensic Therapy Law and Legal Definition
Forensic therapy refers to the psychological treatment of mentally ill patients who have committed violent or aggressive offenses against others or themselves and who are often ordered into a therapeutic setting by law.
Forensic therapy aims to help violent offenders not to commit a crime again. It is helpful to increase patient's insights into his own thought processes. Settings for forensic therapy include high- and medium-security hospitals and prisons, local minimum-security facilities, nonsecure in-patient and out-patient units, nonresidential day hospitals, specialty centers and, in the community, forensic assessment units.
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Related Legal Terms
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences [AAFS]
- American Board of Forensic Anthropology
- American Board of Forensic Odontology
- American Board of Forensic Psychology
- American Board of Forensic Toxicology [ABFT]
- American College of Forensic Examiners International [ACFEI]
- American Forensic Association
- American Society of Forensic Odontology [ASFO]
- Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators [AFDAA]
- Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers [AFQAM]