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Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach
Bloom, Hy, LL.B, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C.) and Hon. Richard D. Schneider, PhD, LL.M, C.Psych. (Eds)
Irwin Law Inc / Softcover / 2018-07-01 / 1552214966
Forensic / Toronto Authors
price: $295.00
1476 pages
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Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach is an encyclopedic medico-legal overview of forensics issues. With 60 chapters, and over 50 contributors, the topics range from an introduction to the legal system for psychiatrists, to pharmacological treatments for sex offenders, to the pathways to conduct disorder amongst children.

The book has been written for a professional audience of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, and related heath professions as well as legal professionals (judges, lawyers),
and justice system professionals.

"Our belated understanding of the interdependence of law and psychiatry and their impact on individuals has created a need to bridge these formerly separate disciplines. Lawyers must be able to access psychiatric knowledge. Psychiatrists must understand the processes of the law. This book will help meet that need....It is an important work, and one that will make an important contribution to both medicine and justice in Canada." - from the Foreword by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada

"Much has been said and written about the often awkward relationship between lawyers and psychiatry and psychology experts. Modern legal proceedings have thrown them together in an ever-increasing number of situations, but can they come to understand each other's limitations, professional roles, obligations, and especially, each other's language? We hope this work will bridge the gap in knowledge and understanding between the two disciplines and above all, that mental health practitioners, as well as members of the legal system, will find this text to be of assistance in their day-to-day practices."
- from the Preface

Topics include:

Adolescent sex offenders
Assessing civil capacity
Biological & social roots of violence
Capacity & minors
Child protection proceedings
Civil commitment
Confidentiality, privilege & privacy law
Criminal malingering
Cross-cultural issues
Custody & access
Dangerous & long-term offenders
Domestic violence
Evaluating sexual harassment claims
Expert witness
Female offenders
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Fitness to stand trial & testimonial capacity
History of mens rea
Imminent risk for violence
Impulse control disorders
Intoxication & capacity to form intent
Law enforcement & the mentally disordered offender
Malingering - civil
Management of patients on probation or parole
Mental illness & confessions
Mentally disordered offender & bail
Personal injury claims - mental damages
Pharmacological management of sexual behaviours
Pharmacological treatment of violent men
Prevention & treatment of conduct disordered youth
Professional misconduct
Provincial & territorial review boards
Psychiatric malpractice
Psychiatrist's role in correctional facilites
Psycho-legal assessment
Psycho-legal report writing
Psychologists & psychological testing
Psychopathy & anti-social personality disorder
Psychosocial treatment of sex offenders
Psychosocial treatment of violent men
Risk assessment for aggressive & violent behaviour
Risk assessment of sex offenders
Self-defence, provocation, & duress
Sentencing the mentally disordered accused
Sentencing the young person
Sex offenders & paraphilia
Sleep-related violence
Stalking & criminal harassment
The Canadian legal system and mental disorder
Understanding acts of terrorism
Violence in the workplace
Workers' compensation evaluation


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• George A. Awad
• Patrick Baillie
• Emily Bala
• Nicholas Bala
• Laura C. Ball
• Howard Barbaree
• Craig A. Beach
• Hy Bloom
• Miriam Bloomenfeld
• Dominique Bourget
• John Bradford
• Normand Carrey
• Gary Chaimowitz
• Sumeeta Chatterjee
• Alberto Choy
• Neil Conacher
• Stephanie Daoud
• Carla R. Dassinger
• Sarah L. Desmarais
• Kate Dewhirst
• Robert Dickey
• Melanie Dawn Douglass
• Donald Dutton
• Derek Eaves
• Joseph Carl Ferencz
• Renee Fugere
• Julian Gojer
• Alan D. Gold
• Andres Gopnik-Lewinski
• David Greenberg
• R. John Harper
• R. Ian Hector
Brian F. Hoffman
• Lucie Joncas
• H. Archibald Kaiser
• William Komer
• R. Kunjukrishnan
• Rakesh Lamba
• Calvin M. Langton
• John S. Leverette
• Wagdy Loza
• Harriet MacMillan
• Mini Mamak
• Angus McDonald
• Mansfield Mela
• Morton Menuck
• Robin Menzies
• Louis Morissette
• David Nussbaum
• R.J. O'Shaughnessy
• Nathan Pollock
• Eric Prost
• Lisa Ramshaw
• Gail Erlick Robinson
• Howard Rubel
• Richard D. Schneider
• Jalal Shamsie
• Michel Silberfeld
• Alexander Simpson
• Anne E. Spafford
• Jenny P. Stephenson
• Peter Sutton
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