Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal
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Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal is a logically organized and readable discussion of the entire body of law affecting the mentally disabled. It provides thoughtful answers to practically every research, counseling or litigation problem that could conceivably arise in this area. Each chapter of this treatise contains practical checklists and commentary to highlight and clarify case authority. Extensively annotated, it contains a table of cases and cites hundreds of authoritative secondary sources.
Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal was released in a new Third Edition in 2016, and for the first time in a 3-binder loose-leaf format. Beginning with this edition, separate cumulative supplements will no longer be published. To improve ease of use, annual revisions and updates can now be integrated immediately into the main text. Of particular note in the new Third Edition, there are greatly expanded chapters on sex offender laws and on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Origins and Development of Mental Disability Law
Chapter 2 The Basic Principles Underlying the Development of Mental Disability Law
Chapter 3 Civil Commitment: Substantive Aspects
Chapter 4 Civil Commitment: Procedural Issues
Chapter 5 Sex Offender Law
Chapter 6 The Role of Counsel
Chapter 7 The Right to Treatment
Chapter 8 The Right to Refuse Treatment
Chapter 9 Other Institutional Rights
Chapter 10 Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities in Community Settings
Chapter 11 Federal Statutory Rights
Chapter 12 Tort Law
Chapter 13 Criminal Incompetencies
Chapter 14 The Insanity Defense
Chapter 15 Mental Disability and the Criminal Trial Process
Chapter 16 Mental Disability At and After Sentencing
Chapter 17 Mental Disability and the Death Penalty
Chapter 18 Historical Textual Sections from Chapters 2-14, First Edition, and from Chapters 3a, 3b, 5a, 8a, 10 & 16, Second Edition
Chapter 19 Historical Court Orders
Chapter 20 Historical Pleadings, Documents, and Court Forms
Chapter 21 Historical Textual Sections from Chapter 6, Second Edition
Chapter 22 Historical Textual Sections from Chapter 18, First Edition
Table of Cases