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Author Meyer, Robert G.

Title Law and mental health : a case-based approach / Robert G. Meyer, Christopher M. Weaver.

Publication Info. New York : Guilford Press, [2006]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  344.7304 M613L    Check Shelf
Description xv, 394 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-379) and index.
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.
Subject Mental health laws -- United States -- Cases.
Insanity (Law) -- United States -- Cases.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States -- Cases.
Forensic Psychiatry -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Mental Disorders -- United States.
Added Author Weaver, Christopher M.
ISBN 1593852215 hardcover : cover alkaline paper
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