Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States /

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Main Author: La Fond, John Q.
Other Authors: Durham, Mary L.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Madness and Responsibility
  • 1. The Pendulum of Social Movement
  • 2. Mental Illness and Criminal Responsibility
  • 3. Rethinking the Insanity Defense in the Neoconservative Era
  • 4. The Fate of the Insane Offender in the Neoconservative Era
  • 5. The Liberal Era of Involuntary Commitment
  • 6. The Neoconservative Era of Civil Commitment
  • 7. The Road Back
  • 8. Does Legal Reform Make a Difference?
  • 9. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy
  • References
  • Index

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