Originally posted on doc2doc.
I read with interest a recent discussion thread here on doc2doc : “Forensic Science – The Emperor without clothes“. In fact, I am still thinking about the question asked by Kirked: Do you have faith in forensic science? My response: “I have some doubts” (perhaps I have many doubts concerning “forensic science”).
I agree: The Emperor have no clothes (sunshine is the best disinfectant).
Right now, I am particularly interested in psychiatric forensic science (*).
“The PHP enterprise is explicitly a forensic enterprise as, by definition of their role, they are conducting “fitness-for-duty” forensic diagnostic psychiatric evaluations on behalf of a professional (here, the medical) licensing board.”
Psychiatry vs. Whistleblowers
I would like to ask a similar (but different) question:
(*) Is psychiatry forensic science a science?