Alec Buchanan

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Competency to stand trial and the seriousness of the charge
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:458-65. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The forensic evaluation and report: an agenda for research
    Alec Buchanan
    34 Park Street, Room 157, New Haven, CT 06519
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 41:359-65. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Violence risk assessment in clinical settings: being sure about being sure
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Behav Sci Law 31:74-80. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: freedom and function
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:25-6. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Facts and values in competency assessment
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:352-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the contributions of three types of information to the prediction of criminal conviction using the receiver operating characteristic
    Alec Buchanan
    Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 188:472-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric evidence on the ultimate issue
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:14-21. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Mental disorder as the cause of a crime
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06519, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:142-6. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Forensic psychiatry and public protection
    Alec Buchanan
    PhD, MD, FRCPsych, Associate Professor, Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 198:420-3. 2011
  10. pmc Mental capacity, legal competence and consent to treatment
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven CT 06519, USA
    J R Soc Med 97:415-20. 2004

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Competency to stand trial and the seriousness of the charge
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:458-65. 2006
    ..The article compares two approaches to "proportionality." The conclusions have implications for the wording of examiners' conclusions and for the criteria by which patients are regarded as "restored to competence."..
  2. ncbi request reprint The forensic evaluation and report: an agenda for research
    Alec Buchanan
    34 Park Street, Room 157, New Haven, CT 06519
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 41:359-65. 2013
    ..This proposed agenda is important in training, in the development of policy, and in establishing professional guidelines. ..
  3. doi request reprint Violence risk assessment in clinical settings: being sure about being sure
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Behav Sci Law 31:74-80. 2013
    ..Providing statistical data can only be part of establishing the precision of an estimate of the probability of someone acting violently...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: freedom and function
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:25-6. 2008
    ..This seems to resemble Dr. Felthous' preferred option, that mentally responsible choices are choices made in the presence of a relatively natural ability to have decided otherwise...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Facts and values in competency assessment
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:352-3. 2008
    ..I argue that a gold standard may not exist. A conclusion as to whether a defendant is fit to proceed requires a trade-off between a range of desired ends. This trade-off is inevitably influenced by the values of the examiner...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the contributions of three types of information to the prediction of criminal conviction using the receiver operating characteristic
    Alec Buchanan
    Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 188:472-8. 2006
    ..Quantifying the contributions that different types of information make to the accurate prediction of offending offers the prospects of improved practice and better use of resources...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric evidence on the ultimate issue
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:14-21. 2006
    ..Courts have held that rendering transparent the reasons behind an expert's conclusions can minimize the damage done by ultimate issue testimony...
  8. doi request reprint Mental disorder as the cause of a crime
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06519, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:142-6. 2009
    ..The application of psychiatry to possibility explanations has not been widely explored. It offers the potential for the improved use of psychiatric evidence in criminal proceedings...
  9. ncbi request reprint Forensic psychiatry and public protection
    Alec Buchanan
    PhD, MD, FRCPsych, Associate Professor, Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 198:420-3. 2011
    ..The future standing of the specialty will depend not only on the practical utility of its responses to those opportunities and challenges, but also the ethical integrity of those responses...
  10. pmc Mental capacity, legal competence and consent to treatment
    Alec Buchanan
    Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, 34 Park Street, New Haven CT 06519, USA
    J R Soc Med 97:415-20. 2004
    ..An alternative explanation, that we require greater room for error when the consequences are serious, implies a change to clinical practice and in the evidence doctors offer in court...
  11. doi request reprint Risk of violence by psychiatric patients: beyond the "actuarial versus clinical" assessment debate
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:184-90. 2008
    ..Future research should aid such assessments by clarifying the mechanisms by which risk factors correlate with violence and by establishing the clinical usefulness of actuarial scales...
  12. doi request reprint Risk factors of violence during a 4-week period in a psychiatric outpatient population
    Alec Buchanan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, Canada and Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:1021-6. 2013
    ..Instead, increasing cocaine use and increasing social conflict as described by the subject at interview were associated with violence during those weeks. ..
  13. doi request reprint Rehabilitating the therapeutic ideal
    Alec Buchanan
    Crim Behav Ment Health 18:14-7. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint The eye of the beholder: ratings of risk using a reliable instrument and identical clinical material
    Patrick Keown
    Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
    Med Sci Law 42:294-9. 2002
    ..Individual differences of assessors may be very important. Our findings suggest that senior psychiatrists score risks as lower. Possible explanations are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reliability of mental capacity assessments in psychiatric in-patients
    Ruth Cairns
    Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:372-8. 2005
    ..Previous work on the reliability of mental capacity assessments in patients with psychiatric illness has been limited...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of mental incapacity in psychiatric in-patients
    Ruth Cairns
    Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:379-85. 2005
    ..Little is known about the proportion of psychiatric in-patients who lack capacity to make treatment decisions, or the associations of lack of capacity...
  17. ncbi request reprint Paranoia in the criminal courts
    John Gunn
    Behav Sci Law 24:373-83. 2006
    ..International and intra-national variations in the care of this hypothetical woman are briefly discussed, and it is clear that in both countries medical care is compromised by attitudinal and political considerations...
  18. ncbi request reprint The inter-rater reliability of mental capacity assessments
    Vanessa Raymont
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London
    Int J Law Psychiatry 30:112-7. 2007
    ..Assessment tools have been devised in order to offer guidelines. We aimed to assess the inter-rater reliability of judgements made by a panel of experts judging the same interview transcripts where mental capacity had been assessed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental incapacity in medical inpatients and associated risk factors: cross-sectional study
    Vanessa Raymont
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Lancet 364:1421-7. 2004
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  20. doi request reprint Violence in psychosis: estimating the predictive validity of readily accessible clinical information in a community sample
    Lisa Wootton
    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, York Clinic, SE1 3RR, United Kingdom
    Schizophr Res 101:176-84. 2008
    ..The combinations of information were: a) age and sex, b) age, sex and history of criminality/violence c) age, sex, history of violence and drug use and d) age, sex, history of violence, drug use and personality disorder...
  21. ncbi request reprint Violence and schizophrenia: examining the evidence
    Elizabeth Walsh
    Section of Forensic Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London
    Br J Psychiatry 180:490-5. 2002
    ..A less acknowledged fact is that the proportion of societal violence attributable to schizophrenia is small...