Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice

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    Written by two of the country's leading specialists in mental health law, this book provides a detailed overview of the law and the socio-legal, historical, sociological, and cultural issues that surround it. Mental health law, at its heart, involves the forcible confinement and medication of some of society's most vulnerable people, and the authors look closely at the social issues raised by this, and the human rights of those who suffer from mental illness. With reference to recent cases and new legislation, including the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland analyze the legal structure and functions of the mental health system, and the problems of characterizing mental health law. The legal issues described contain implied premises as to what it is to be a citizen, what the role of the state is for the vulnerable, and what the relative roles of law and medicine are in the regulation of control and deviance. Mental health law is an area of considerable legal and social complexity, and the authors challenge readers to question the system and the policies that have been developed.The text also includes discussion of renewed proposals for the reform of mental health law. Online Resource Centre * Updates * Web links

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    Number of Pages: 736
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780199278275
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    Listed in: Mental health law
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

    Books by Peter Bartlett

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