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Controversies in forensic psychiatric expert opinions issued for typical military crimes

STANISŁAW ILNICKl1
1. Poradni Zdrowia PsychicznegoCentralnego Szpitala Klinicznego WAM w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 271-274
Keywords: military offences, personality disorders, psychiatric forensic expertise

Abstract

Every year about 300 forensic psychiatric expert opinions are issued because of offencesinvolving soldiers. Both military and non-military experts produce these opinions. Whenthese opinions are confronted, either in day-to-daypractice or in comparative studies, experts arefound to differ significantly with respect to theirassessment of accountability and the military delinquent'scapacity for army service. The varioustypes of discrepancy of opinion are reviewed andan interpretation is suggested.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Stanisław Ilnicki, Poradnia Zdrowia Psychicznego Centralnego Szpitala Klinicznego WAM,
ul. Koszykowa 78, 00-909 Warszawa