Criminal Mental Health Law Reference Manual

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Criminal Justice Professionals is the first book to examine the legal relationships that link criminal justice, mental health, and disability discrimination law.

This NEW Criminal Mental Health/Disability Law Book is Most Comprehensive to Date.

CHAPTERS INCLUDE:

A legal history of mental health and disability in the criminal justice system

Overview of legal terms, concepts, developments, and considerations

Criminal incompetency: pre-trial, trial, and post-trial

Insanity and diminished culpability

Dangerousness standards in the law, including death penalty

Jails, prisons and secure "treatment"
facilities: conditions of confinement and release

Admissibility of expert evidence and testimony

Mental health diagnoses and assessments

Glossary

Detailed index and table of contents

Table of cases

Testimonial:

"This unique Reference Manual… explains what the law requires for defendants and inmates with disabilities, what legal remedies are available to correct injustices, and how our legal system can better protect their rights.” (H. Thomas Wells, Jr., ABA President Anthony A. Joseph, Chair, ABA Criminal Justice Section. Alex J. Hurder, Chair, ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law)

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges, and Criminal Justice Professionals

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