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Law and mental health : a case-based approach /

by Meyer, Robert G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2006Description: xv, 394 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1593852215 (hard cover : alk. paper); 9781593852214 (hard cover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Mental health laws -- United States -- Cases | Insanity (Law) -- United States -- Cases | Forensic psychiatry -- United States -- CasesOnline resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Jury selection and process : precedent impacting jury consultation and research -- Admission of expert testimony and the eyewitness -- Informed consent -- Confidentiality and privileged communication -- Duty to warn and protect -- Competency -- Insanity and criminal responsibility -- Civil commitment and dangerousness -- Hypnosis and the polygraph -- Sexual orientation and civil rights -- Personal injury : court proceedings and assessment of psychological damages -- Prisoners' rights to medical and mental health treatment -- Alcohol and drug abuse and dependence -- Mental retardation -- Psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder -- Criminal psychological profiling -- The death penalty -- Sex offenders : community notification and predator commitment -- Juvenile law and school law -- Capital punishment of juveniles -- Child abuse -- Child custody.
Review: Timely and accessible, this is a highly informative resource for professionals and students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry, as well as criminal justice and criminology. Its innovative case-based format makes it a unique core text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in forensic mental health and mental health and the law.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-379) and index.

Jury selection and process : precedent impacting jury consultation and research -- Admission of expert testimony and the eyewitness -- Informed consent -- Confidentiality and privileged communication -- Duty to warn and protect -- Competency -- Insanity and criminal responsibility -- Civil commitment and dangerousness -- Hypnosis and the polygraph -- Sexual orientation and civil rights -- Personal injury : court proceedings and assessment of psychological damages -- Prisoners' rights to medical and mental health treatment -- Alcohol and drug abuse and dependence -- Mental retardation -- Psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder -- Criminal psychological profiling -- The death penalty -- Sex offenders : community notification and predator commitment -- Juvenile law and school law -- Capital punishment of juveniles -- Child abuse -- Child custody.

Timely and accessible, this is a highly informative resource for professionals and students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry, as well as criminal justice and criminology. Its innovative case-based format makes it a unique core text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in forensic mental health and mental health and the law.

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