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15 J. Psychiatry & L. [i] (1987)

handle is hein.journals/jpsych15 and id is 1 raw text is: SPRING 1987
THE JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND LAW
I             Notes on Contributors
5             Editor's Page
Electroconvulsive Therapy, Malpractice, and Informed Consent
7             Are regulations intended to protect patients actually depriving
them of a safe and effective therapy? The author reviews both the
law concerning the use of ECT and recent scientific data concern-
ing its safety.
SHEILA TAUB, J.D.
Differentiating Successful and Unsuccessful Insanity Plea Defen-
dants in Colorado
55            Little empirical research exists concerning the insanity plea. The
authors present interesting findings concerning characteristics of
defendants utilizing the plea.
RICHARD A. PASEWARK, PH.D.
RICHARD JEFFREY, PH.D.
AND STEPHEN BIEBER, PH.D.
Assessment of Criminal Responsibility: Empirical Advances and
Unanswered Questions
73            Among the potential legal defenses to criminal responsibility are
the insanity plea and the plea of diminished capacity. The author
describes two new clinical measures which standardize the assess-
ment of criminal responsibility.
RICHARD ROGERS, PH.D.
The Psychotherapist's Third-Party Liability for Sexual Assaults
Committed by His Patient
83            Because of the Tarasoff line of cases, psychotherapists who treat
sex offenders may be particularly vulnerable to damage suits. The
authors attempt to predict whether courts will hold therapists
liable to victims of their patients' sexual assaults.
JOHN T. MELELLA, J.D., C.S.W
SHELDON TRAVIN, M.D.
AND KEN CULLEN, B.A.

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