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Ir J Forensic Med 2014, 20(1): 409-416 Back to browse issues page
Initiatives to Create a Protected Psychiatric Hospital in Iran Look To the Clause 2 of Article 150 of The Islamic Penal Law
Seyyed Mehdi Saberi Dr
Research Center of Forensic Medicine Organization , Saberi_md@yahoo.com
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In Iran, the problem of psychiatric evaluation of mentally ill patients and the safe care of persons with serious mental disorders who have committed a crime is facing challenges. During recent efforts to review the Islamic Penal Code, the necessity of establishing a secure mental hospital for criminal patients has been considered. Finally, the legislator has noticed on the subject in footnote2, article 150 at new Penal Code. However, it is a positive progress but it seems there are some shortcomings and ambiguities in the text of the footnote there. With regard to the draft of mental health act and forecast stressed by the legislator in the new Penal Code, it seems that establishing a secure mental hospital which includes special protected wards for psychiatric care, treatment and reside for criminal patients is feasible by cooperation with the judiciary system and the Ministry of Health. For doing that, we need to do a survey on some samples in other countries around the world carefully at first.
Keywords: Mentally Ill Patients, Crime, Secure Mental Hospital, Islamic Penal Code
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Article Type: Analytical Review | Subject: Psychiatry-Forensic Psychiatry
Received: 2014/05/25 | Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25
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Saberi S M. Initiatives to Create a Protected Psychiatric Hospital in Iran Look To the Clause 2 of Article 150 of The Islamic Penal Law. Ir J Forensic Med. 2014; 20 (1) :409-416
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