Mental Illness and the Law

This guide includes materials which deal with mental ilness and public policy, psychiatry and the law, and the treatment of institutionalized persons.

Suggested Journal Articles

If you are looking for journal articles, remember to use both the full-text database on Westlaw and also a bibliographic database such as LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals.

[note] Civil restraint, mental illness, and the right to treatment.  77 Yale L.J. 87 (1967-1968).

Morse, Stephen J.  A preference for liberty : the case against involuntary commitment of the mentally disordered.  70 Cal. L. Rev. 54 (1982).

Elliott, Thomas A.  Procedures for involuntary commitment on the basis of alleged mental illness.  42 U. Colo. L. Rev. 231 (1970-1971).

Morris, Deborah L.  Constitutional implications of the involuntary commitment of sexually violent predators -- a due process analysis.  82 Cornell L. Rev. 594 (1996-1997).

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