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Minding justice : laws that deprive people with mental disability of life and liberty

Author: Christopher Slobogin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"In this new interpretation of a significant but neglected area of jurisprudence, a leading authority in mental health law provides innovative, normatively and pragmatically justified solutions to enduring problems associated with criminal responsibility, the protection of society from dangerous individuals, and the concept of autonomy. Using famous cases such as those of John Hinckley, Andrea Yates, and Theodore  Read more...
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Slobogin, Christopher, 1951-
Minding justice.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607772682
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Slobogin
ISBN: 0674022041 9780674022041
OCLC Number: 61687908
Description: xi, 381 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The clinical and legal landscape --
The insanity defense --
Mental disability and the death penalty --
A jurisprudence of dangerousness --
The civilization of the criminal law --
Competency in the criminal process --
Treatment decision making --
Conclusion : rethinking legally relevant mental disorder.
Responsibility: Christopher Slobogin.

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Offers an examination of the laws governing the punishment, detention and protection of people with mental disabilities. Using famous cases such as those of John Hinckley, Andrea Yates and Theodore  Read more...

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