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DPP Launches Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases in Taiwan

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  • 30 Sep 2015

In association with the Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty, the DPP today launched a new Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice for Capital Cases in Taiwan.

This Handbook, adapted from our Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases, is designed specifically to assist mental health professionals and lawyers engaged in capital trials, sentencing hearings, appeals and mercy hearings in Taiwan. It is intended to be a practical and informative guide for mental health professionals and all those involved in the criminal justice process in Taiwan.

It is available in both English and Chinese.

Read TAEDP’s news release on the launch (Chinese only)

Related training events 
In conjunction with the launch, Co- Executive Director Saul Lehrfreund, and Dr Richard Latham, one of the authors of the Handbook, are in Taiwan this week to conduct a series of training seminars for lawyers and mental health professionals, including forensic psychiatrists and psychologists. The training events will take place in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung.

Further details of the events are available here. (Chinese only)

 

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