Forensic psychiatrists and psychologists provide information about psychiatric practice and mental state which may be relevant to determining criminal intent, culpability, competency, custody, disability, personal injury, fitness for duty, disposition, or dangerousness.

Dr. James Hicks has been practicing forensic psychiatry since 1995 and has more than ten years’ experience teaching the principles and practice of this medical subspecialty to students and clinicians. He performs forensic evaluations, consults on legal cases, and coaches other experts on how best to communicate their findings to the court.

This web site is packed with information for physicians and other clinicians interested in perfecting their
professional forensic skills: report writing tips, medical and psychiatric report templates, and more!

“Dr. Hicks has taught the fundamentals and subtleties of forensic report writing to our forensic psychiatry residents at New York University School of Medicine for many years. He has been consistently praised for his detailed feedback and devotion to teaching. I highly recommend him as a forensic consultant and supervisor of forensic reports.”

Richard Rosner, M.D
Past President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Director, New York University School of Medicine’s
Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program
Editor, Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry