Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony

A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges, and Mental Disability Professionals


Author: John Parry,Eric York Drogin

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318324

Category: Law

Page: 467

View: 1501

Guides lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary pitfalls, and forensic practices that characterize this area of the law.

Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness

Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt


Author: John Weston Parry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442224053

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

View: 4154

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities—including those with sexual disorders— who are perceived to be a future danger to others, the community, or themselves have become the most stigmatized, abused, and mistreated group in America, and what should be done to correct the resulting injustices. The author identifies and analyzes the key factors that should be understood when lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, policymakers, legislators, advocates, forensic experts, professors and their students consider the legal, treatment and policy decisions that affect this highly stigmatized group of people.

Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law

A Practical Handbook


Author: Linda Tashbook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190622229

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 2799

When a loved one with mental illness comes into contact with the law, trying to advocate for them can be an overwhelming and frustrating endeavor. Mental illness adds a layer of complexity to legal processes, and the justice system can be downright bewildering, even for the most well-intentioned. How can families find out if their loved one is being mistreated or ignored, and how can they make sense of their rights under various laws and regulations? Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law offers the nuts-and-bolts legal information and problem-solving steps families need. This accessible resource explains how common legal issues uniquely impact people with various forms of mental illness and what family members can do to help. Readers will learn how to - help protect a loved one's job, housing, or medical care - participate in hearings about guardianship, involuntary commitment, bankruptcy, and more - assist in making financial arrangements - navigate federal laws surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, disability claims, and workers' compensation - steer criminal proceedings away from jail and toward treatment Beyond the legal system, this book also guides readers in interacting with officials and authorities, lobbying for better laws, and working with local governments towards improving policies that affect those with mental illness. Complete with real-world examples, Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law provides practical advice and eases the feelings of isolation that often accompany loving someone with mental illness.

Disability Discrimination Law, Evidence and Testimony

A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Disability Professionals


Author: John Parry

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604420128

Category: Law

Page: 703

View: 7070

This book covers employment, state and local government, public accommodations, telecommunications, housing and zoning, education, and criminal and civil institutions. It addresses practical ways to maximize the benefits of the client-lawyer relationship, including potentially divisive questions surrounding the need for accommodations and the ethical duties of lawyers to clients with disabilities. Also discusses expert evidence and testimony in disability discrimination cases. Includes numerous appendices to assist you in your research of disability discrimination cases.

Handbook on mental disability law


Author: John Parry,F. Philips Gilliam,American Bar Association. Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn


Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 7062

Mental disability issues in the criminal justice system

what they are, who evaluates them, how and when


Author: Harlow M. Huckabee

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9780398070908

Category: Law

Page: 138

View: 1183

This handbook guides non-lawyers in how to handle mental disability issues in criminal justice systems. The first chapter identifies the mental disability issues. These include the insanity defense, the defense of diminished capacity, the verdict of guilty but mentally ill, competency to stand trial, and violence prediction. The second chapter examines who evaluates the issues, namely, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juries, and judges. The third chapter explains how mental disability issues are evaluated. This includes discussions on "shopping for experts" (psychiatrists or psychologists), the development of lay evidence, the development of mental disability history, and briefing the experts before they render opinions. The latter discussion focuses on lay evidence, mental disability history, facts and circumstances involved in the crime, the crime charged (legal elements, including intent), insanity defense and any diminished-capacity concept in the jurisdiction, the legal definition of guilty but mentally ill, and the legal definition of competency to stand trial. The concluding chapter addresses when the issues are evaluated. The decision making points in case processing are pre-indictment, pretrial preparation, the trial, post-trial, and the preparation of appeals.

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

The Shame of the States


Author: Michael L. Perlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442200561

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 7208

Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using real life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change.

Law and the Mental Health System

Civil and Criminal Aspects


Author: Ralph Reisner,Christopher Slobogin,Arti Rai

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Insanity

Page: 1218

View: 7518

Handbook of Forensic Psychology

Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals


Author: William O'Donohue,Eric R. Levensky

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080495109

Category: Psychology

Page: 1064

View: 6518

Forensic psychology has mushroomed into a diverse and increasingly complex field that is equal parts law and psychology. Psychologists act as expert witnesses in legal cases - sometimes without knowing much about the laws involved, and legal professionals rely on the assessment of psychologists sometimes without knowing much about how such assessments are made. The purpose of this handbook is to provide professionals with current, practical, and empirically based information to guide their work in forensic settings, or to better their understanding of the issues and debates in forensic psychology. Divided into four sections, the Handbook of Forensic Psychology covers basic issues, assessment, mental disorders and forensic psychology, and special topics. The basic issue chapters present a primer on law for the psychologist, a primer on psychology for attorneys, an overview of ethical issues relevant to forensic psychology, and a chapter on forensic report writing. The assessment section discusses factors and measures relevant for assessing a variety of behaviors, propensities, and capabilities, including dangerousness, violence, suicide, competency, substance abuse, PTSD and neuropsychological evaluations, as well as discussing interviewing children and child custody evaluations. Additional chapters discuss eyewitness testimony, recovered memory, polygraphs, sexual harassment, juror selection, and issues of ethnicity in forensic psychology.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers


Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623739X

Category: Psychology

Page: 930

View: 1387

This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.

Q & A Revision Guide Evidence 2013 and 2014


Author: Maureen Spencer,John Spencer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661952

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 3864

Q&A Evidence offers a lifeline to students revising for exams. It provides clear guidance from experienced examiners on how best to tackle exam questions, and gives students the opportunity to practise their exam technique and assess their progress.

Psychiatry in Law / Law in Psychiatry, Second Edition


Author: Ralph Slovenko

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135846049

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 4044

Psychiatry in Law/Law in Psychiatry, 2nd Edition, is a sweeping, up-to-date examination of the infiltration of psychiatry into law and the growing intervention of law into psychiatry. Unmatched in breadth and coverage, and thoroughly updated from the first edition, this comprehensive text and reference is an essential resource for psychiatry residents, law students, and practitioners alike.

Nervous System Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464993319

Category: Medical

Page: 446

View: 6212

Nervous System Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nervous System Diseases. The editors have built Nervous System Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nervous System Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Nervous System Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at