1998 suplement 3

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Volume 7, suplement 3

Original article

Lithuania – The forensic psychiatrist’s rights and duties during penal proceedings

KONSTANTINAS DASKEVIČIUS1, JELENA MARCINKEVIČIENE1
1. Narodowego Ośrodka Psychiatrii i Narkologii Sądowej w Wilnie (Litwa)
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 3 (8), 43-47
Keywords: Lithuania, forensic psychiatrists

Abstract

The authors of this work discuss the position of the forensic psychiatrist within the Lithuanian Procedural-Penal Code. They give a detailed discussion of the procedure and principles of nomination of experts, the types of opinions issued by psychiatrists, the most frequent questions addressed to experts and cases and contingencies which exclude the presence of experts. In their conclusion the authors present a number of their own reflections and suggest several changes in the Lithuanian Procedural-Penal Code.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Konstantinas Daskeviius,
National Service
of Forensic Psychiatry and Narcology in Lithuania, Parko 15, 2048 Vilnius