Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Criminal Justice Professionals
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Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Criminal Justice Professionals

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Criminal Justice Professionals
Product Code: 4410209
Author: John W. Parry J.D.
Publication Date: January 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60442-341-9
Page Count: 462
Trim Size: 7 x 10 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Commission on Disability Rights, Criminal Justice Section
Topics: Criminal Law, Disability Law, Litigation
Format: Book - 4410209
Pricing: $110.00 (Regular)
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About the Book

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony examines two interrelated aspects of criminal law - mental health and disability discrimination -- from the points of view of lawyers, judges and other professionals within the criminal justice system. The manual builds on established resources within the ABA, including the Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony and Disability Discrimination Law, Evidence and Testimony. It synthesizes the best and most recent information at the ABA on mental health and discrimination law that specifically pertains to criminal justice matters. It also references the ABA's Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards.


"It is up to the legal community to ensure that justice and the rule of law prevail for these particularly vulnerable individuals, who often find themselves at a decided disadvantage in the courtroom and within our correctional institutions. This unique Reference Manual addresses this imbalance by explaining what the law requires of defendants and inmates with disabilities, what legal remedies are available to them to correct injustices, and how our legal system can better protect their rights."

From the Foreword
Table of Contents

Part I: Overview
The overview introduces mental health and disability law both historically and conceptually, but in the context of broad criminal justice concerns. It offers a primer for better understanding the legal concepts, substantive law, and legal standards that are referenced throughout the manual.

Chapter 1: A Legal History of Mental Health and Disability in the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 2: Mental Health and Disability Law Key Terms, Concepts, Developments, and Considerations

Part II: Substantive Law and Standards
This section provides a comprehensive discussion of the four overarching subjects that characterize criminal mental health and disability discrimination law.

Chapter 3: Criminal Incompetency
Chapter 4: Insanity and Diminished Culpability
Chapter 5: Dangerousness in the Criminal Law
Chapter 6: Jails, Prisons and Secure "Treatment" Facilities: Conditions of Confinement and Release

Part III: Expert Evidence and Testimony
This section covers pretrial, courtroom, and appellate evidence and testimony of forensics experts who participate in the mental health and disability-related legal proceedings discussed in Part II.

Chapter 7: Admissibility of Expert Evidence and Testimony
Chapter 8: Mental Health Diagnoses and Assessments
Chapter 9: Criminal Incompetency
Chapter 10: Evidence of Insanity and Diminished Culpability
Chapter 11: Dangerousness to Others and Self
Chapter 12: Care and Treatment of Inmates
Chapter 13: Disability Discrimination Involving Inmates in Corrections Facilities

The Reference Manual concludes with a glossary of key terms and court decisions.

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