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Law and Mental Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197524, 9781483222554

Law and Mental Health

1st Edition

International Perspectives

Editor: David N. Weisstub
eBook ISBN: 9781483222554
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 282
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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.

Table of Contents


Preface (en français)

1. Law and Psychiatry in Holland: A Retrospective

1.1 Two Centuries of Psychiatry and Criminal Law

1.2 The Psychiatric Patient in Civil Law

1.3 The Psychiatric Patient in Administrative Law

1.4 The Psychiatric Patient in Legislation on Mental Health

1.5 The Psychiatric Patient in Criminal Law

1.5.1 Principal Legal Regulations

1.5.2 Forensic Psychiatric Examination and Report

1.5.3 Psychiatry in Prison and in Rehabilitation

1.5.4 Psychiatric Aspects of Deviant Behavior

1.5.5 Sexual Offenses

1.5.6 Aggressive Criminality

1.5.7 Crimes Against Property

1.5.8 Crime and Addiction

1.5.9 Political Criminality

1.5.10 The Forensic-Psychiatric Hospitals

1.5.11 Clinical Psychotherapy for Seriously Disturbed Offenders

1.5.12 Problems Specific to Foreigners

1.6 Conflicts of Interest in Psychiatry

1.6.1 Aspects of Coercion

1.6.2 Critical Reactions

1.6.3 Complementary Concepts

2. The Psychology of Political Terrorism

3. Psychological Assessments for Legal Decisions

4. The Clinical Prediction of Dangerousness

5. Assessment of Malingering Within a Forensic Context

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Contributors


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