Law and Mental Health A Case-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 1593852215

ISBN-13: 9781593852214

Edition: 2006

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 394
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Robert G. Meyer, PhD, is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisville. He received his MA and PhD from Michigan State University, is board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Meyer has published over 60 articles, 23 book chapters, and 14 books. He is past editor of the [i]Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology[/i] and a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association. He received the regional Grawemeyer Award (with Steven Smith) from the University of Louisville for innovative curriculum development for their course in law and psychology. Christopher M. Weaver, PhD, is currently a Research Fellow at the University of California/n-/San Francisco (funded by the National Institutes of Health). Dr. Weaver received his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, where his research focused on the assessment of psychopathy and recidivism risk in sex offenders. He received the Grawemeyer Fellowship Award for outstanding psychology research while at the University of Louisville, where he continues collaborative research with the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Dr. Weaver is coauthor (with Robert G. Meyer) of [i]The Clinician's Handbook, Fifth Edition[/i]; has published and presented on sexual addiction, execution of offenders with mental retardation, and professional issues in forensic psychology; and was assistant editor of the [i]Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology[/i].

Introduction: Law and Mental Health
Psychological Issues and Involvement in Basic Courtroom Proceedings
Jury Selection and Process: Precedent Impacting Jury Consultation and Research
Featured Cases
The Case of the Mitchell-Stans Conspiracy Trial: The Importance of Consistent Jury Selection Procedures
The Case of Batson v. Kentucky (1986): Juror Race in Jury Selection
Admission of Expert Testimony and the Eyewitness
Featured Cases
The Case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993): The Evolution of Qualifications for the Admissibility of Expert Testimony
The Case of Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael (1999): Clarifying the Applicability of Daubert
The Case of People v. LeGrand (2002): General Acceptance in a Field and a Misapplication of Expert Testimony
Legal Precedent in Everyday Clinical Practice
Informed Consent
Featured Cases
The Case of Miranda v. Arizona (1966): The Importance of Disclosure
The Case of Zinermon v. Burch (1990): The Importance of Capacity
Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Featured Cases
The Case of In re Lifschutz (1970): Therapist-Patient Privilege and Privilege Waiver
The Case of Jaffee v. Redmond (1996): Broadening Therapist-Client Privilege
Duty to Warn and Protect
Featured Cases
The Case of Tarasoff v. the Regents of the University of California (1976): Dangerousness to Others and the Duty to Warn and Protect
The Case of Almonte v. New York Medical College (1994): Duty to Warn and Protect a Nonspecified Victim
The Case of Garner v. Stone (1973): Confidentiality and the Duty Not to Warn and Protect
Clinical Forensic Evaluation
Competency
Featured Cases
The Case of Dusky v. U.S. (1959): Defining Competency to Stand Trial
The Case of Godinez v. Moran (1993): The Constitutional Basis for Separate Competencies
Insanity and Criminal Responsibility
Featured Cases
The Case of In re M'Naughten (1843): The First Formal Test of Criminal Responsibility
The Case of John Hinckley: Public Outcry Spurring Insanity Defense Reform
Civil Commitment and Dangerousness
Featured Cases
The Case of O'Connor v. Donaldson (1975): The Criteria for Involuntary Commitment
The Case of Foucha v. Louisiana (1992): Dangerousness and Mental Illness as Criteria for Indefinite Commitment
Hypnosis and the Polygraph
Featured Cases
The Case of the Hillside Strangler: The Veracity of Hypnosis in a Forensic Setting
The Case of Rock v. Arkansas (1987): U.S. Supreme Court Acknowledgment of Hurd Criteria
The Case of U.S. v. Scheffer (1998): Polygraph Admissibility in the Wake of Frye and Daubert
Civil Rights and Civil Law
Sexual Orientation and Civil Rights
Featured Cases
The Case of Kentucky v. Wasson (1992): State Extension of Privacy and Equal Protection Rights in the Absence of Federal Protection
The Case of DeLong v. DeLong (1998): Maintaining the "Best Interests of the Child"
Personal Injury: Court Proceedings and Assessment of Psychological Damages
Featured Cases
The Case of Dillon v. Legg (1968): Redefining the "Zone of Danger" for Emotional Damages
The Case of Molzof v. U.S. (1992): Collecting Damages for "Lost Pleasure of Life"
The Case of BMW v. Gore (1996): Guidelines for Calculating Punitive Damages
Prisoners' Rights to Medical and Mental Health Treatment
Featured Cases
The Case of Vitek v. Jones (1980): Due Process and Civil Commitment of Prisoners
The Case of Washington v. Harper (1990): Due Process and Involuntary Medication of Prisoners
The Case of Riggins v. Nevada (1992): Forced Medication to Achieve Competency
Specific Mental Diagnoses in the Law
Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence
Featured Cases
The Case of Robinson v. California (1962): Is Being Addicted a Crime?
The Case of Montana v. Egelhoff (1996): Voluntary Intoxication and Criminal Intent
Mental Retardation
Featured Cases
The Case of Pennhurst State School and Hospital: The Slow Start on the Path to Civil Rights and Remedies
Halderman v. Pennhurst
The Case of Youngberg v. Romeo (1982): A Constitutional Right to Treatment and Services
The Case of Atkins v. Virginia (2002): Execution of Offenders with Mental Retardation
Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder
Featured Case
The Case of John Wayne Gacy: An Illustration of Psychopathy in a Serial Murderer
Violent Criminals and Violent Crime
Criminal Psychological Profiling
Featured Cases
The Case of the Mad Bomber
The Case of Pennell v. State of Delaware (1991): Profile "Fit" Establishes Probable Cause to Investigate
The Death Penalty
Featured Cases
The Case of Furman v. Georgia (1972): Procedural Technicalities and Death Penalty Constitutionality
The Case of Gregg v. Georgia (1976): The Importance of Aggravating Circumstances
The Case of Wainwright v. Witt (1985): Striking Jurors for Death Qualification
Sex Offenders: Community Notification and Predator Commitment
Featured Cases
The Case of New Jersey v. Timmendequas (1999): Spurring Community Notification Legislation
The Case of Kansas v. Hendricks (1997): The Constitutionality of Sexual Predator Laws
Juveniles in the Legal System
Juvenile Law and School Law
Featured Case
The Case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954): The Inequality of "Separate but Equal"
Capital Punishment of Juveniles
Featured Cases
The Case of Thompson v. Oklahoma (1998): A Minimum Age for Capital Punishment
The 1989 Cases of Stanford v. Kentucky and Wilkins v. Missouri: Capital Sentencing of 16- and 17-Year-Olds
The Case of Roper v. Simmons (2005): Abolishing the Juvenile Death Penalty
Child Abuse
Featured Cases
The Case of Landeros v. Flood (1976): Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse
The Case of DeShaney v. Winnebago County (1989): A Duty to Protect?
The Case of State v. Huss (1993): Child Testimony and Suggestibility
Child Custody
Featured Cases
The Case of Painter v. Bannister (1966a, 1966b): Establishing the Concept of "Psychological Parent"
The Case of Santosky v. Kramer (1982): Standard of Proof for Terminating Parental Rights
References
Index
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