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The hidden prejudice : mental disability on trial

Perlin, Michael L., 1946-

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  • Creator Michael L. Perlin
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • First edition
    • Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2000]
    • ©2000
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxv, 329 pages ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 9781557986160, 1557986169
  • OCLC ocm41674392

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 1. Sanism and pretextuality. Setting the stage : why mental disability is on trial -- On sanism -- On pretextuality. 2. The sanist and pretextual roots of mental disability law. Involuntary civil commitment law -- The right to treatment -- The right to refuse treatment -- The right to sexual interaction -- The Americans with Disabilities Act -- The competence to plead guilty and the competence to waive counsel -- The insanity defense -- The federal sentencing guidelines. 3. Therapeutic jurisprudence : exposing sanism and pretextuality. Exposing the prejudice -- Unpacking mental disability law
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