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The Resource Criminal trials and mental disorders, Thomas L. Hafemeister

Criminal trials and mental disorders, Thomas L. Hafemeister

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Criminal trials and mental disorders
Title
Criminal trials and mental disorders
Statement of responsibility
Thomas L. Hafemeister
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Language
eng
Summary
"The American criminal justice system is based on the bedrock principles of fairness and justice for all. In striving to ensure that all criminal defendants are treated equally under the law, it endeavors to handle similar cases in similar fashion, attempting to apply rules and procedures even-handedly regardless of a defendant{u2019}s social class, race, ethnicity, or gender. Yet, the criminal justice system has also recognized exceptions when special circumstances underlie a defendant{u2019}s behavior or are likely to skew the defendant{u2019}s trial. One of the most controversial set of exceptions {u2013}often poorly articulated and inconsistently applied {u2013} involves criminal defendants with a mental disorder. A series of special rules and procedures has evolved over the centuries, often without fanfare and even today with little systematic examination, that lawyers and judges apply to cases involving defendants with a mental disorder. This book provides an analysis of the key issues in this dynamic interplay between individuals with a mental disorder and the criminal justice system. The volume identifies the various stages of criminal justice proceedings when the mental status of a defendant may be relevant, associated legal and policy issues, the history and evolution of these issues, and how they are currently resolved. To assist this exploration, the text also offers an overview of mental disorders, their relevance to criminal proceedings, how forensic mental health assessments are conducted and employed during these proceedings, and their application to competency and responsibility determinations."--
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Hafemeister, Thomas L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Psychology and crime
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Insanity defense
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Insanity defense
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • United States
Label
Criminal trials and mental disorders, Thomas L. Hafemeister
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 381 pages
Isbn
9781479804856
Lccn
2018020938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1031954459
Label
Criminal trials and mental disorders, Thomas L. Hafemeister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 381 pages
Isbn
9781479804856
Lccn
2018020938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1031954459

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