Civil commitment reform: Context and consequences

Abstract

Laws and policies governing the care and treatment of the mentally ill are in part shaped by the sociopolitical climate in which they are formulated, and their outcomes are similarly shaped by the context in which they occur. Civil commitment laws were narrowed in a liberal era but later broadened in response both to the outcome of the initial reform and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01277616

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