1997 issue 4


Volume 6, issue 4

Problemy orzecznicze

Psychiatric court opinions issued after psychiatric observation in Poland in the years 1995-1996: evaluation of formal correctness

ELŻBIETA BOGDANOWICZ1, Danuta Hajdukiewicz1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Sądowej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, 461-469
Keywords: psychiatric court opinion, formal inadequacies


Results are presented of an analysis of 300 psychiatric opinions issued by court experts in the years 1995-1996 in 19 psychiatric facilities in Poland. Formal inadequacies were found in all parts of the psychiatric court opinion in the majority of cases under study. Due to these inadequacies (such as e.g. failure to refer to the cited evidence in justification of assessments), the opinion may be regarded by the commissioning agency as incomplete or unclear.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Elżbieta Bogdanowicz,
Klinika Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN,
ul. Partyzantów 2/4,
05-802 Pruszków