The Resource Principles of addictions and the law : applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice, edited by Norman S. Miller, (electronic resource)

Principles of addictions and the law : applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice, edited by Norman S. Miller, (electronic resource)

Label
Principles of addictions and the law : applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice
Title
Principles of addictions and the law
Title remainder
applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Norman S. Miller
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions. *Focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictions *Case studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case) *Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicans, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
344.0446
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3890
LC item number
.P75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Principles of addictions and the law : applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice, edited by Norman S. Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preliminary Contents: -- Introduction in Addictions in Forensic and Medical Legal Practice -- Basic Law for Addictions in the Criminal Justice System -- Basic Principles of Addictive Disease -- Pharmacology of Drug (Alcohol) Effects -- Drug Testing for Drugs -- Confidentiality, Privilege and the Duty to Protect for the Addicted Patient -- Assessment of Risk for Suicide and Homicide in Addiction Populations -- Disability Claims and Workman's Compensation: Addictions in Medical and Psychiatric and Addiction Cases -- Competence for the Addicted: Criminal and Civil -- Insanity Defense: Voluntary Intoxication and Mitigation -- Criminal Incarceration and Civil Commitment for the Addicted -- Child Custody and Parental Rights with Addictions -- Sexual Predator Laws and Offenders with Addictions -- Juvenile Court Referral and Assessment for Addictions -- Addiction Treatment and Continuing Care in Forensic Populations -- Addictions in Corrections Populations -- Right to Treatment vs. Mandated Addiction Treatment -- Addictions in Malpractice Cases and Expert Witness Testimony -- Addictions and the Death Penalty
Control code
ocn610009967
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780124967366
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
103998:104019
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29953728
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)610009967
  • sciencedirect008092476X

Library Locations

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