Forensic Psychiatry

When & Where

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Event Details

Speaker: John Crichton, Chair of RCPsych in Scotland

In Scotland’s enlightenment a bride stabs her husband on their wedding night; a nobleman kills his brother; a veteran kills his devoted wife – who then pleads mercy for him on her deathbed. Over centuries the law has recognised that those with mental disorders may not be held accountable for their actions – but even if acquitted they may not necessarily go free. This talk will consider the origins of Scotland’s ‘insanity’ law and what ancient themes are still relevant today.


Daisy Cunynghame
0131 247 3645



Event Location

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen Street


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