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Law and Mental Health

A Case-Based Approach

Law and Mental Health by Robert G. Meyer
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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
Guilford Publications; Read online
Title: Law and Mental Health
Author: Robert G. Meyer; Christopher M. Weaver
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