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Forensic-psychiatric evidence in the practice of prosecutors from the Szczecin district

BŁAŻEJ KOLASIŃSKI1
1. Prokuratury Okręgowej w Szczecinie i Katedry Prawa KarnegoWydziału Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego w Szczecinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, suplement 4 (12), 33-44
Keywords: prosecutor, procedural organ, experts, psychiatrists, forensic-psychiatric expertise

Abstract

The prosecutor, in his competenceas the procedural organ, who nominates forensicpsychiatrists, has both the right and the duty tocontrol the opinions issued by forensic psychiatrists.The present author analysed the documentation of penal cases to determine whether the prosecutor,acting in his competence as the procedural organ,executes this evidence according to penal code regulationsand whether he does so with at least a minimumlevel of psychiatric and psychological knowledge.The analyses revealed that the prosecutorsdid not always pass this test.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Błażej Kolasiński, Prokuratura Okręgowa,
ul. Stoisława 6, 70-952 Szczecin