Outpatient commitment: a therapeutic jurisprudence analysis.

@article{Winick2003OutpatientCA,
  title={Outpatient commitment: a therapeutic jurisprudence analysis.},
  author={Bruce J. Winick},
  journal={Psychology, public policy, and law : an official law review of the University of Arizona College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 1-2},
  pages={
          107-44
        }
}
This article analyzes the legal and therapeutic jurisprudence considerations raised by outpatient commitment. Although older forms of outpatient commitment have both legal and therapeutic advantages, preventive outpatient commitment raises serious legal problems and potential antitherapeutic consequences that may outweigh its claimed therapeutic value. As a result, alternatives are proposed, including wider availability of community treatment and outreach and case management services, assertive… CONTINUE READING

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