Law and Mental Health: A Case-Based Approach by Robert G. Meyer PhD, Christopher M. Weaver PhD

By Robert G. Meyer PhD, Christopher M. Weaver PhD

This quantity offers vintage and modern criminal circumstances that experience set very important precedents concerning mental and psychological well-being matters in felony and civil court cases; the position of practitioners as professional witnesses and forensic specialists; and felony matters ordinarily medical perform. Engagingly written, the booklet brings to lifestyles the main points of every case and the private tales concerned, whereas additionally delivering an exceptional creation to foundational matters within the box. Forensic and medical execs will locate this a hugely informative source, and it'll even be worthy for undergraduate- and graduate-level classes education.

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Meyer are opposing parties in the case. The logic here is that the offense was committed against the people of the state, and their representatives: the state government. Notice that the government (the party that was allegedly wronged) is named first. , Meyer v. State). S. Supreme Court, the actual name of the state would take the place of the generic term State. Since such cases typically involve the allegation that the state infringed upon the constitutional rights of the other party, the case name typically takes a form such as Meyer v.

KENTUCKY (1986): JUROR RACE IN JURY SELECTION In the early 1980s, a house in Louisville, Kentucky was burglarized. While the case began in a manner similar to the hundreds of other break-ins, the fallout of this particular burglary was soon to have an impact upon the civil rights and legal policies of the entire nation. The woman whose home was burglarized reported that she had seen an African American male in the front room of her house taking several purses. Her neighbor had also noticed a man loitering around the front of the house earlier in the day, and stated that she [the neighbor] had seen the same man fleeing from the back of the victim’s house shortly before the police arrived.

An increasingly common example of such a concern is the level of media exposure that a prospective juror has had to the case. Requests for exclusion are known as challenges. A challenge toward a venire member may take one of two forms: a peremptory challenge or a challenge for cause. Challenges for cause are the most straightforward type. An attorney who is able to show (or the judge is able to discern) that any venire member holds some type of bias or prejudice toward one side or the other may argue to the judge that the juror should be stricken for cause.

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