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19 J. Psychiatry & L. [i] (1991)

handle is hein.journals/jpsych19 and id is 1 raw text is: SPRING-SUMMER 1991
THE JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND LAW
I             Notes on Contributors
3              Editor's Page
Where the Protective Privilege Ends: California Changes the Rules
for Dangerous Psychotherapy Patients
5              The state in which the Tarasoff rule began has altered the duties of
mental health professionals who treat dangerous patients. The au-
thor explores the implications of these recent developments.
CHARLES J. MEYERS, PH.D., M.L.S.
Tarasoff Down Under: The Psychiatrist's Duty to Warn in
Australia
33            Is a rule similar to Tarasoff presently in effect in Australia? In an-
swering this question, the authors discuss the Australian position
on confidentiality and other issues involved in Tarasoff cases.
DANUTA MENDELSON, M.A., PH.D., LL.B.
GEORGE MENDELSON, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
A Typology of Violent Delinquent Adolescents
63            A number of classifications have been developed relating to delin-
quent adolescents. The authors present a study whose purpose was
to develop a topology of violent delinquent adolescents.
ADA C. MEZZICH, PH.D.
GERALD COFFMAN, M.S.
JUAN E. MEZZICH, M.D., PH.D.
A Profile of Mentally Ill Offenders and Their Adjustment in the
Community
79             There has been a paucity of articles relating to mentally ill inmates
who, while in prison, demonstrate major psychiatric disorders.
The author presents the results of her research regarding this large
group of mentally disordered offenders.  LYNETE FEDER, PH.D.
Defining the Tarasoff Duty
99             What a psychotherapist actually has to do to discharge a duty to
protect third parties from a violent patient differs from state to
state. The author presents a survey of statutes and court cases de-
fining the components of the duty to protect.
LANCE C. EGLEY, PH.D.

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