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Forensic Psychiatrist

Forensic psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialized in psychiatry and subspecialized in forensic psychiatry. This process typically takes around 13 years following completion of high school. Forensic psychiatrists work closely with the legal system to determine competency of defendants to stand trial, give expert witness testimony in court, help make recommendations for defense tactics and sentencing, help solve crimes, and treat mental illness in criminals.

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