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Volume 7, suplement 3

Original article

Ukraine: The position of the forensic psychiatrist and the psychologist in penal and civil legal proceedings

WŁODZIMIERZ GUCAŁ1, ZORIANA KOSZUŁYŃSKA1
1. Kliniki Psychiatrycznej we Lwowie (Ukraina)
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 3 (8), 53-56
Keywords: Ukraine, expert in psychiatry, expert in psychology

Abstract

The authors discuss the current problems of the forensic psychiatrist. They give a general outline of the types of expert opinions which are given in penal and civil cases and draw attention to current legal regulations in Ukraine. On the grounds of both theoretical considerations and their own experience, they see the need to introduce regulations concerning greatly diminished accountability to Ukrainian legislation. Because of the lack of the concept of greatly diminished accountability in current legal regulations, forensic psychiatrists cannot differentiate their opinions concerning different clinical states.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Włodzimierz Gucal,
Klinika Psychiatryczna, Lwów,
Ukraina