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The Evolution of Mental Health Law

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ISBN13: 9781557987464
ISBN: 1557987467
Published: June 2001
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Hardback
Price: £36.50

The Evolution of Mental Health Law chronicles a relatively new field that has developed around the goals of protecting the rights and needs of people with disabilities, defining the proper sphere of individualization in criminal justice, and drawing boundaries between science and morality in decision making. The editors have brought together leading specialists from the field's many domains, including lawyers, health policy specialists, forensic psychologists, law professors, psychiatrists, and sociologists, who share their theoretical insights and empirical research of significant developments in mental health law and policy in the past 25 years. Particularly notable are chapters that examine shifts in attitudes toward the use of human participants in research; whether the statutory and regulatory framework of the increasingly privatized public mental health services system adequately protects patients' rights; how notions of therapeutic jurisprudence influence the behaviour of judges and lawyers; and the means by which judges, lawyers, and clinicians can work from a more therapeutic frame of reference in the context of civil commitment proceedings. This volume fills an important

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Promises to Keep, Miles to Go: Mental Health Law Since 1972 - Robert A. Burt; Three Strands of Mental Health Law: Development Mileposts - Richard J. Bonnie; Research Subjects With Mental Disabilities: The More Things Change - Rebecca Dresser; From Constitution to Contract: Mental Disability Law at the Turn of the Century - John Petrila; Financing Public Mental Health Services: Beyond Managed Care - Joseph J. Bevilacgua; Law and Psychology in Russia: Looking Backward and Forward - Svetlana V. Polubinskaya; From Sikora to Hendricks: Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility - Stephen J. Morse; Why Juvenile Justice Will Survive Its Centennial - Thomas Grisso; Psychiatry and the Death Penalty - Seymour L. Halleck; Vioience Risk Management: A Quarter Century of Research - John Monahan and Henry J. Steadman; Community Forensic Evaluation: Reflections on the Virginia Experience - Gary Hawk and W. Lawrence Fitch; Psychoanalysis: Past, Present, and Future Contributions to Law - Elyn R. Saks; Psychiatric Evidence in Criminal Trials: A 25-Year Retrospective - Christopher Slobogin; The Development of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: From Theory to Practice - David B. Wexler; The Civil Commitment Hearing: Applying the Law Therapeutically - Bruce J. Winick; The Evolution of Mental Health Law: A Retrospective Assessment - Richard J. Bonnie