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.

Ennis, Bruce J. & Litwack, Thomas R.  Psychiatry and the presumption of expertise : flipping coins in the courtroom.  62 Cal. L. Rev. 693 (1974).

Massaro, Toni M.  Experts, psychology, credibility, and rape : the rape trauma syndrome issue and its implications for expert psychological testimony.  69 Minn. L. Rev. 395 (1984-1985).

Hicks, Steven R.  Admissibility of expert testimony on the psychology of the battered child.  11 Law & Psychol. Rev. 103 (1987).

[comment] Distinguishing science from pseudo-science in psychiatry : expert testimony in post-Daubert era.  2 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 211 (1994-1995).

Smith, Sydney.  Ideal use of expert testimony in psychology.  6 Washburn L.J. 300 (1966-1967).

Faust, David.  Declarations versus investigations : the case for the special reasoning abilities and capabilities of the expert witness in psychology/psychiatry.  13 J. Psychiatry & L. 33 (1985).

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