Psychiatry, Psychology, and the Law with Professor Jeffrey Schaler Summer 2007 at American University
American University, Washington, D.C.
Psychiatry, Psychology, and the Law JLS-596 N01L
Instructor: Jeffrey Schaler
This on-line course deconstructs concepts of mental illness, explanations for disease and behavior, and legal policies based on diverse explanations for both. It also investigates the insanity defense as legal fiction. In addition, it studies due process and involuntary commitment procedures and why and how society creates and welcomes the union of medicine and state, pharmacracy, and paternalistic practices based in psychiatric and psychological theories and practices.
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