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Law And The Disordered

Author : George C. Klein
ISBN : 9780761847342
Genre : Psychology
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In the 1970's, sociologists found that mentally disordered patients were routinely committed to state hospitals. By 2005, state hospital facilities had been emptied and, consequently, the patients for whom they cared for had been shuffled elsewhere by the system. Some of these patients were placed in private hospitals. However, for many, there was no asylum-there was only jail or the street. How does our legal and mental health system handle the mentally disordered? In Law and the Disordered, George C. Klein presents a revealing survey that explores the system of processing prisoners and patients from arrest to admissions to court. In an investigation spanning over thirty years, Klein examines and evaluates the intersection of law, mental health, and social control. He additionally explores the condition of state level Department's of Mental Health and mental health legislation in an attempt to offer readers a complete picture of the system at work.

Law And Mental Disorder

Author : Richard D. Schneider
ISBN : 1552211509
Genre : Law
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Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach is an encyclopedic medico-legal overview of forensics issues. With 60 chapters, and over 50 contributors, the topics range from an introduction to the legal system for psychiatrists, to pharmacological treatments for sex offenders, to the pathways to conduct disorder amongst children. The book has been written for a professional audience of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, and related heath professionals as well as legal professionals (judges, lawyers), and justice system professionals.

Who Resource Book On Mental Health Human Rights And Legislation

Author : Melvyn Freeman
ISBN : 924156282X
Genre : Law
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This publication highlights key issues and principles to be considered in the drafting, adoption and implementation of mental health legislation and best practice in mental health services. It contains examples of diverse experiences and practices, as well as extracts of laws and other legal documents from a range of different countries, and a checklist of key policy components. Three main elements of effective mental health legislation are identified, relating to context, content and process.

Criminal Justice Mental Health And The Politics Of Risk

Author : Nicola S. Gray
ISBN : 9781135339586
Genre : Law
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Criminal Justice, Mental Health and the Politics of Risk addresses the important issues which lie at the forefront of decision making and policy in criminal justice and health care. The book brings together several perpectives from a number of distinguished academic lawyers, criminologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. It is multi-disciplinary in its approach and is jointly edited by a lawyer, a criminologist and a psychologist - all of whom have expertise and experience in this field. The book is written in the light of the current emphasis on risk assessment and management as well as the recent government proposals to reform mental health law and detain dangerous and severely personality disordered individuals. It provides a theoretical overview for academics and students in the fields of medical law, mental health law, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, criminology and psychiatry. In addition, the book's highly topical and pragmatic approach will appeal to numerous professionals and practitioners

Mental Disorder And The Law

Author : Hy Bloom
ISBN : 1552214648
Genre : Law
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Following the success of its first edition, this book further examines the issues a mentally disordered accused is likely to encounter from arrest to sentencing. The book provides a succinct overview of the key topics that judges, Crown and defence counsel, and mental health providers face in their work with mentally disordered offenders.

Law Without Enforcement

Author : Nigel Eastman
ISBN : 9781901362756
Genre : Law
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Until recently, law relating to mental disorder and to the mentally disorded has rarely been the subject of such extensive and heated debate. This book explores and reflects upon this debate. So far the debate's focus has been on the tension between public protection and individual civil rights, since much of its impetus has derived from notorious homicides in the community and been directed towards calls for a community treatment order. The debate encapsulated here is more comprehensive, going to the heart of the nature of mental illness and its impacts on legal capacity, juxtaposing constructs which arise out of profoundly differing disciplines. The book concludes that the contribution of current mental health legislation is both marginal and it seeks to set an agenda for radical law reform by recognizing that asking questions may, at this stage, be more valuable than providing hasty answers. Many of the chapters deal with the recent Bournewood decision in the House of Lords.

Reconstructing Mental Health Law And Policy

Author : Nicola Glover-Thomas
ISBN : 0406946779
Genre : Law
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A critical, in-depth analysis of the development of contemporary mental health law in its social and political contexts.

Mental Disorder And Legal Control

Author : Philip Bean
ISBN : 0521302099
Genre : Medical
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Of reforming legislation and not a radical one.

Mental Health Social Policy And The Law

Author : Tom Butler
ISBN : UOM:39015011713230
Genre : Law
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Law Without Enforcement

Author : Nigel Eastman
ISBN : 9781901362756
Genre : Law
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Until recently, law relating to mental disorder and to the mentally disorded has rarely been the subject of such extensive and heated debate. This book explores and reflects upon this debate. So far the debate's focus has been on the tension between public protection and individual civil rights, since much of its impetus has derived from notorious homicides in the community and been directed towards calls for a community treatment order. The debate encapsulated here is more comprehensive, going to the heart of the nature of mental illness and its impacts on legal capacity, juxtaposing constructs which arise out of profoundly differing disciplines. The book concludes that the contribution of current mental health legislation is both marginal and it seeks to set an agenda for radical law reform by recognizing that asking questions may, at this stage, be more valuable than providing hasty answers. Many of the chapters deal with the recent Bournewood decision in the House of Lords.

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