Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, January-March

Proposed Federal Criminal Code Reform Would Abolish Insanity Defense
The Senate version of the proposed Criminal Code Reform Act of 1981 (S. 1630) was reported to the full Senate on December 22, 1981 (S. Rept. 97-307). While for the most part the bill represented over fifteen years of work, that portion concerning the...
The Implications of Estelle for the Mental Health Professional
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Estelle v. Smith (1) considered the impact of the Fifth Amendment's privilege against self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel on the conduct of pretrial mental evaluations of capital defendants...