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Mental health issues in criminal law practice

Mental health issues in criminal law practice

competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility

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Published by MCLE in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Offenders with mental disabilities -- Massachusetts.,
  • Mentally ill offenders -- Massachusetts.,
  • Criminal law -- Massachusetts.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCompetence to stand trial and criminal responsibility
    StatementStan Goldman, chair ... [et al.].
    ContributionsGoldman, Stan., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKFM2966.6.Z9 M36 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 126 p. :
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16606505M
    LC Control Number95081372

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