Show simple item record

Files in this item

Cover for Dangerousness: Prediction and Legal Status
dc.creatorMistichelli, Judithen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-18T19:15:00Zen
dc.date.available2013-01-18T19:15:00Zen
dc.date.created1982-09en
dc.date.issued1982-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/556863en
dc.description.abstractThe verdict in the trial of John Hinckley has generated renewed controversy over the relationship between justice and punishment as it exists in the context of mental illness. Five major issues dominate discussions of this issue: the ability of psychiatric personnel to predict future dangerousness, the concomitant hazard to the public welfare, the assault of the “not guilty by reason of insanity” verdict on our philosophical idea of justice, the means of punishment for such offenders, and the ethical dilemma forced upon the psychiatrist who must balance respect for confidentiality against safeguarding members of the public.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherBioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown Universityen
dc.subjectInvoluntary Civil Commitmenten
dc.titleDangerousness: Prediction and Legal Statusen
dc.typeArticleen


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Georgetown University Seal
©2009—2022 Bioethics Research Library
Box 571212 Washington DC 20057-1212
202.687.3885