Corpus ID: 25727248

Mental health courts: serving justice and promoting recovery.

  title={Mental health courts: serving justice and promoting recovery.},
  author={Ginger Lerner Wren},
  journal={Annals of health law},
  volume={19 3},
          577-93, 1 p preceding i
  • Ginger Lerner Wren
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Annals of health law
  • This article begins and ends with a call for more empirical research to understand the connection between societal views of mental illness and the legal system. The author asserts that changing social perceptions of mental illness certainly affect legal outcomes and commitment levels, but the degree remains unknown. This article explores the above two topics through the framework of the Circuit Court 'split' regarding the Constitutional rights of persons committed to state mental health… CONTINUE READING
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