Competence in the Law: From Legal Theory to Clinical Application

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 10, 2008 - Psychology - 322 pages
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The best source for a comprehensive overview of mental competency in criminal, mental disability, and civil law, Competence in the Law prepares mental health professionals to assess questions of both civil and criminal competence and to counsel lawyers and judges in cases in which these issues are germane. A landmark contribution to forensic practice, this book equips you to expertly address critical issues faced in conducting assessments within the legal system.
 

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Contents

From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Introduction The Expanding Role of the Expert Witness in Questions of Competence
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Chapter 1 Overview of the Relationship between the Law and Mental Health Professionals on the Issue of ...
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Chapter 2 Criminal Competencies
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Chapter 3 Competency and the Institutionalization of Persons by Reason of Mental Disability
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Chapter 4 Competency and the Civil Law
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Chapter 5 Conclusion
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application About the Authors
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From Legal Theory to Clinical Application Subject and Case Index
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MICHAEL L. PERLIN is a Professor of Law at New York Law School (NYLS), Director of NYLS's Online Mental Disability Law Program, and Director of NYLS's International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center.

PAMELA CHAMPINE is a Professor of Law at New York Law School, specializing in wills and trusts and related personal affairs.

HENRY A. DLUGACZ is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at New York Medical College. He is an attorney, psychiatric social worker, and consultant specializing in mental disability issues.

MARY CONNELL is a forensic and clinical psychologist in independent practice in Fort Worth, Texas. She works in a range of forensic practice areas and specializes in child sexual abuse in family, tort, and criminal litigation.

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