The place of psychiatric expertise in ‘not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder’ pleas, after the Turcotte and Bain cases
1 December 2016 • 17h
Salon François Chevrette, A-3464, Pavillon Maximilien Caron, Université de Montréal
Dr. Marie-Ève Cotton, psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Montreal
Christian Saint-Germain, professor in the Department of Philosophy at UQAM and author of “Le nouveau sujet du droit criminel : effets secondaires de la psychiatrie sur la responsabilité pénale” (the new subject of criminal law: secondary effects of psychiatry on criminal responsibility).
Me Dennis Galiatsatos, prosecutor, Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (Crown attorney in the Richard Henry Bain trial)
Me Justin Tremblay, prosecutor at the legal department office, Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions
This Health Happy Hour will address the legal and ethical implications of the psychiatric expert’s role in “not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder” pleas. The following questions will be addressed in this case: What is the value of psychiatric expertise in these proceedings? How did the Turcotte and Bain cases influence public perception on forensic psychiatry? Should the expertise process be defined more precisely and be more transparent? For example, should the psychiatrist be appointed by the Court?
Free admission with mandatory registration. Please contact Ms. Sylvie Sylvestre:
This content has been updated on 25 March 2017 at 12 h 38 min.