Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Mental Disability Professionals

This new book written by ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Director, John Parry, J.D. and forensic psychologist, Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D., Manual has been formatted and written to guide lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary

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This new book written by ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Director, John Parry, J.D. and forensic psychologist, Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D., Manual has been formatted and written to guide lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary pitfalls, and forensic practices that characterize this area of the law. Moreover, it summarizes what empirical evidence exists to support or raise concerns about these legal standards and forensic practices when they are introduced in the courtroom.

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Derek Grimmell says:

A book searching for an editor I’m in the section on criminal incompetence. I am finding about a quarter of the text to be vague or inconclusive when citing precedent. That is to say, after the text quotes and discusses a case, just as often as not I am left wondering what the court’s decision was. Thus, on p. 88, discussing how to reconcile the Faretta and Godinez precedents, they describe the 8th Circuit ruling that “the Supreme Court in the former case considered all three elements of informed consent, while in the…

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