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ADA/Disability

Howard Forman.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 1846 words.

Chapter 16 includes a group of cases that relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Most of the cases involve Title II of the act, specifically that no individual with a...

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Child Abuse Reporting

Shawn S. Sidhu and Eraka Bath.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 859 words.

Chapter 11 covers three cases involving child abuse: Landeros v. Flood, People v. Stritzinger, and DeShaney v. Winnebago. Although it is now common practice for individuals who care for,...

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Child Custody and Parental Competencies

Eileen P. Ryan.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 461 words.

Chapter 12 contains only two cases, Painter v. Bannister and Santosky v. Kramer, but these cases are extremely important in having established the key principles of “best interest of the...

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Civil Commitment

Elizabeth Ford.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 1610 words.

Chapter 6 covers the major legal cases that have informed the laws governing the civil commitment—involuntary hospitalization—of individuals with mental illness. The cases highlight the...

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Confidentiality and Privilege

S. Shane Konrad and Eraka Bath.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 2074 words.

Chapter 1 looks at legal cases relevant to some of the most important tenets of psychiatric practice—confidentiality and privilege. Both involve the protection, and limits to that...

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Criminal Competencies

Matthew W. Grover.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 2006 words.

Chapter 23 includes cases that are important for one of the staples of forensic psychiatric practice, competence to stand trial evaluations. Knowledge of the legal standards required for...

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Criminal Procedure

Michael Greenspan, Amar Mehta and Merrill Rotter.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 1112 words.

Chapter 22 includes cases that have helped to define basic principles of criminal procedure. The cases do not all involve individuals with mental illness, but the opinions significantly...

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Death Penalty

Tara Straka.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 1853 words.

Chapter 27 describes the cases that have defined the evolution of the United States’ relationship with the death penalty. Over time, the country has gradually narrowed the pool of those...

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Diminished Capacity

Michael Greenspan.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 920 words.

Chapter 24 describes cases that have played an important role in establishing reduced culpability by criminal defendants. People v. Patterson involves a mitigation defense called extreme...

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Duty to Protect

Andrew M. Kopelman.

in Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 1376 words.

Chapter 3 examines cases that relate to a mental health clinician’s legal responsibility to protect citizens from danger caused by patients. The duty can be at the individual or...

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