2000 suplement 2


Volume 9, suplement 2

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The principles of forensic psychiatric and psychological expertise

1. Katedry Kryminalistyki Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 219-222
Keywords: expertise, forensic psychiatrist, forensic psychologist


The author presents the principles underlying forensic psychiatric and psychological expertise: the basic rule (to serve the court well) and the most important organisational principles – obligatoriness, insubstitutiveness (in abstracto), substitution (in concreto), autonomy and competence. Each of these principles has its counterpart in the principles binding the court organs.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Tadeusz Widia, Katedra Kryminalistyki Uniwersytetu Śląskiego,
ul. Bankowa 8/10,40-007 Katowice