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Gaps in forensic psychiatry identified

Sweden needs better research programme coverage in forensic psychiatry, the study of the criminal mind, an evaluation has concluded.

The study, conducted by the Swedish Research Council, identified “major knowledge gaps” in forensic psychiatry. The study is based on surveys and interviews with researchers.

Forensic psychiatry research in Sweden is fragmented, which has led to difficulties in collecting research results, the study, published on 4 September, found. Due to low capacity and resources, it is also often not possible to conduct extensive quantitative studies, the report found.

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