Mental Health Law

Governmental Regulation of Disordered Persons and the Role of the Professional Psychologist
  • Stephen J. Morse


For hundreds of years the Anglo-American legal system has been developing special rules for dealing with problems caused by the inherently perplexing phenomenon of mentally disordered behavior. In almost every area of civil and criminal law, from rules concerning preventive detention to rules concerning criminal responsibility, mentally disordered persons are treated differently from nonmentally disordered persons.


Mental Health Professional Expert Testimony Mental Patient Relevant Behavior Civil Commitment 
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  • Stephen J. Morse
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  1. 1.Law CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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