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Title Principles of addictions and the law : applications in forensic, mental health, and medical practice / edited by Norman S. Miller
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 352 pages) : illustrations
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Alcoholics -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Alcoholism -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Drug abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Drug addicts -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- United States.
Alcoholics -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Behavior, Addictive.
Drug Users -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, Norman S.
ISBN 008092476X (electronic bk.)
0124967361
9780080924762 (electronic bk.)
9780124967366