Mental Disorders and the Law

15 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2005 Last revised: 31 May 2014

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Richard E. Redding

Chapman University

Daniel Murrie

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences; University of Virginia - School of Law

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to the major classes of mental disorder and the ways in which they are salient to selected aspects of American criminal and civil law.

Keywords: Mental Illness, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Law, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Juvenile Justice, Family Law

Suggested Citation

Redding, Richard E. and Murrie, Daniel, Mental Disorders and the Law. Richard Redding, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Sage Publications, 2006; Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2005-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=789766

Richard E. Redding (Contact Author)

Chapman University ( email )

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Daniel Murrie

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences ( email )

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University of Virginia - School of Law ( email )

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