This book has been replaced by Law and Mental Health, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4047-1.
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"Enjoyable....The authors write about the legal concepts in an easy-to-understand and friendly fashion. The stories behind the legal cases provide vivid backdrops for the complex legal concepts presented....I would recommend this book to clinicians interested in legal concepts and precedents, as well as to those interested in the study of law and mental health issues." — Psychiatric Services
"A remarkable book....One of the areas I found most impressive is Meyer and Weaver's coverage of topics and case law that no other books on forensic psychology really adequately address, such as hypnosis and polygraph, eyewitness testimony, and the status of case law regarding sexual orientation....This book is a gem. It is clearly written and coherent and provides a fascinating perspective on how case law informs clinical forensic practice....As a textbook, it will deepen and richen the understanding of major substantive issues in the law that may be covered by other books that go less into depth....It is also very valuable as a reference, even for advanced practitioners in the field." — PsycCRITIQUES