James L. Knoll IV, MD, shares insights from his decades in forensic psychiatry, where he has treated some of the criminal justice system’s most difficult and dangerous patients.
Psychiatrists are not strangers to difficult and even potentially dangerous patients, but James L. Knoll IV, MD, has made these populations one of his specialties. With decades of experience in forensic psychiatry, Knoll takes listeners deep into the US criminal justice system, where he treats both inmates suffering from detention-related psychiatric disorders and an especially challenging group that he has dubbed morally objectionable patients.
In this conversation, Psychiatric TimesTM and Knoll cover:
This is the first half of the Psych Pearls podcast with Dr Knoll. Listen to the second half of our interview, in which Knoll talks about how he first became interested in forensic psychiatry (at age 10).
Dr Knoll is professor of psychiatry and director of forensic psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and clinical director of Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, New York. He is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the Psychiatric TimesTM and President-elect of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2022-23).