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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199661503
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199278275
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £44.99

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Written by two of the country's leading specialists in mental health law, this book provides a detailed overview of the law and the socio-legal, historical, sociological, and cultural issues that surround it.

Mental health law, at its heart, involves the forcible confinement and medication of some of society's most vulnerable people, and the authors look closely at the social issues raised by this, and the human rights of those who suffer from mental illness.

With reference to recent cases and new legislation, Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland analyse the legal structure and functions of the mental health system, and the problems of characterizing mental health law. The legal issues described contain implied premises as to what it is to be a citizen, what the role of the state is for the vulnerable, and what the relative roles of law and medicine are in the regulation of control and deviance.

Mental health law is an area of considerable legal and social complexity, and the authors challenge readers to question the system and the policies that have been developed.

Mental Health Law
1. Conceptualising mental health law
2. An overview of the contemporary mental health system
3. Community care
4. The Mental Capacity Act
5. Deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
6. Civil detention under the Mental Health Act
7. Policing mental disorder
8. Mental disorder and criminal justice
9. Medical treatment
10. Control in the community
11. Ending compulsion under the Mental Health Act
12. Legal responses and advocacy for clients