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Law and Mental Health

International Perspectives

Law and Mental Health by David N. Weisstub
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Law and Mental Health: International Perspectives, Volume 3 considers the jurisprudence and models of legislation concerning public mental health that suit the particular requirements of different cultural and geographical regions.
This book is composed of five chapters and begins with the major accomplishment both for Dutch legal psychiatry and for the English language audience, followed by a survey of the civil dimensions of the forensic system. The next chapter tackles the primary variables in assessing terrorism, including the social, political, religious, and economic factors, which, coupled with highly complex variables of psychological predisposition, can give some guarded inroads with respect to the limits of the knowledge in predicting and reacting to terrorist incidents. These topics are followed by discussions on the techniques for assessment designed for the differentiated legal questions in criminal, civil, and juvenile and family law. A chapter focuses on the measured assessments of the parameters of the professional knowledge about the nature of dangerous behavior based on clinical and research investigation. The final chapter contains a precise summary of the research that is to be done on a spectrum of techniques for assessing malingering.
Mental health workers, forensic experts, and policy makers will find this book invaluable.
Elsevier Science; October 2013
282 pages; ISBN 9781483222554
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Title: Law and Mental Health
Author: David N. Weisstub