This page includes materials which deal with the role of mental health professionals in the criminal justice system. This includes topics such as the definition of criminal responsibility (and insanity), expert testimony among mental health professionals, and civil liability issues.
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Goldstein, Joseph & Katz, Jay. Dangerousness and mental illness : some observations on the decision to release persons acquitted by reason of insanity. 70 Yale L.J. 225 (1960-1961).
Hall, Jerome. Psychiatry and criminal responsibility. 65 Yale L.J. 761 (1955-1956).
Waelder, Robert. Psychiatry and the problem of criminal responsibility. 101 U. Pa. L. Rev. 378 (1952-1953).
Szasz, Thomas S. Psychiatry, ethics, and the criminal law. 58 Colum. L. Rev. 183 (1958).
Ward, Barbara A. Competency for execution : problems in law and psychiatry. 14 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 35 (1986-1987).
Roche, Phillip Q. Criminality and mental illness -- two faces of the same coin. 22 U. Chi. L. Rev. 320 (1954-1955).
Berkman, Ellen Fels. Mental illness as aggravating circumstance in capital sentencing. 89 Colum. L. Rev. 291 (1989).