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“You Might Have Drugs at Your Command”: Reconsidering the Forced Drugging of Incompetent Pre-Trial Detainees from the Perspectives of International Human Rights and Income Inequality
Michael L. Perlin & Meredith R. Schriver
Defendants who are incompetent to stand trial often are deprived of their rights to make such “clear” choices, though the consequences are often “unavoidable.”
8 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 381 (2015)
Imprisonment of the Mentally Ill: A Call for Diversion to the Community Mental Health System
Megan Testa, MD
This article will discuss historical factors that have led to the criminalization of mental illness and the current day state of U.S. correctional facilities as modern day asylums.
8 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 405 (2015)
Extending the Logic of the Juvenile Justice System to a Separate Justice System for Mentally Ill Offenders
In this paper, I will begin by briefly visiting the history of the juvenile justice system, and discussing some of the reasons for its foundation, focusing on the personality characteristics of juveniles that helped propel the reform.
8 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 439 (2015)
Fear, Hype, and Stereotypes: Dangers of Overselling the Amber Alert Program
Corey Jessup & Monica K. Miller
The issue of child safety must not be taken lightly, and the intentions of the AMBER Alert program are noble, yet the program remains woefully ineffective. The danger in overselling the AMBER program is threefold.
8 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 467 (2015)
Recent Advances in the Empirical Evidence Surrounding Mental Health Laws and Crime
In this article, I explore the three most important legal changes to the mental health system and how these laws have affected violence and crime.
8 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 508 (2015)
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