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Law and Mental Health : A Case-Based Approach - Robert G. Meyer

Law and Mental Health

A Case-Based Approach

eBook Published: 18th November 2013
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This volume presents classic and contemporary legal cases that have set important precedents related to psychological and mental health issues in criminal and civil proceedings; the role of practitioners as expert witnesses and forensic consultants; and legal concerns in general clinical practice. Engagingly written, the book brings to life the details of each case and the personal stories involved, while also providing a solid introduction to foundational issues in the field. Forensic and clinical professionals will find this a highly informative resource, and it will also be useful for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and professional training.

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"Enjoyable....The authors write about the legal concepts in an easy-to-understand and friendly fashion. The stories behind the legal cases provide vivid backdrops for the complex legal concepts presented....I would recommend this book to clinicians interested in legal concepts and precedents, as well as to those interested in the study of law and mental health issues."

Introduction: Law and Mental Health
I. Psychological Issues and Involvement in Basic Courtroom Proceedings
1. Jury Selection and Process: Precedent Impacting Jury Consultation and Research
2. Admission of Expert Testimony and the Eyewitness
II. Legal Precedent in Everyday Clinical Practice
3. Informed Consent
4. Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
5. Duty to Warn and Protect
III. Clinical Forensic Evaluation
6. Competency
7. Insanity and Criminal Responsibility
8. Civil Commitment and Dangerousness
9. Hypnosis and the Polygraph
IV. Civil Rights and Civil Law
10. Sexual Orientation and Civil Rights
11. Personal Injury: Court Proceedings and Assessment of Psychological Damages
12. Prisoners' Rights to Medical and Mental Health Treatment
V. Specific Mental Diagnoses in the Law
13. Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence
14. Mental Retardation
15. Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder
VI. Violent Criminals and Violent Crime
16. Criminal Psychological Profiling
17. The Death Penalty
18. Sex Offenders: Community Notification and Predator Commitment
VII. Juveniles in the Legal System
19. Juvenile Law and School Law
20. Capital Punishment of Juveniles
21. Child Abuse
22. Child Custody

ISBN: 9781462514991
ISBN-10: 1462514995
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 18th November 2013
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Edition Number: 1