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LAW 486: Law and Psychiatry

Description
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.
Credit units
.3
Term description
1/2(2S-IR)
College
Law
Department
Law (Dean's Office)
Prerequisite(s)
LAW 351.
Note:
LAW 314 is recommended.