Back to the Asylum: The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy in the United States

Back to the Asylum: The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy in the United States

by John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195055207
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/18/1992
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

University of Puget Sound School of Law

University of Washington

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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