Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related to veterans. It attempts to highlight areas that should be understood and considered when assessing a veteran in a forensic context and offers background information for forensic mental health professionals related to recent initiatives that have evolved to assist veterans in the criminal justice system.