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Criminal mental health and disability law, evidence and testimony: a comprehensive reference manual for lawyers, judges, and criminal justice professionals

by John Parry. American Bar Association. 2009.
462 pages.

Written for lawyers, judges and other professionals within the criminal justice system, this volume examines mental health and disability discrimination issues. Contains an overview of the insanity defense, competency, insanity and diminished capacity, as well as the basics of key legal concepts and developments. Special attention is given to discriminatory issues involving inmates. The important legal construct of "dangerousness" is addressed in both its civil and criminal contexts, and a chapter is devoted to the assessment and diagnosis of the medical aspects of disability.

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