Law and Psychiatry (LAW 486.3)

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LAW 486 02 January 2018 Glen Luther
LAW 486 02 January 2017 Glen Luther


Introduction to psychiatric theory; the methodology of psychiatric diagnosis and modern psychiatric treatment; the role of psychiatrists in the legal process. Psychiatry and the criminal process: remand for mental examination, fitness to stand trial, sentencing, automatism, insanity and dangerous offenders. The concept of competency: contractual and testamentary capacity. Civil commitment of the mentally ill: a comparative study. The psychiatrist as expert witness. Selected problems.


LAW 351.


LAW 314 is recommended.

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