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Disposition Of The Irresponsible: Protection Following Commitment, Travis H. Lewin Feb 1968

Disposition Of The Irresponsible: Protection Following Commitment, Travis H. Lewin

Michigan Law Review

Each year more of our fellow citizens are involuntarily committed to a mental institution of one sort or another than are incarcerated for the commission of a crime. To those committed, the walls and barred windows of the hospital, as well as the treatment and mode of living, are probably not significantly different from those of a prison. This is particularly the case with those confined for treatment by court order or by some special statutory procedure following acquittal of a crime on grounds of insanity. Yet these mentally ill, even after perpetrating what would otherwise have been a criminal ...


Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization Of The Mentally Ill In The Metropolis: An Empirical Study, George E. Dix Jan 1968

Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization Of The Mentally Ill In The Metropolis: An Empirical Study, George E. Dix

Washington University Law Review

Part I describes the development of the legal framework for legally-proscribed criteria for nonvoluntary hospitalization. Part II is a description of how the purportedly regulated system actually works, applied at various points in the process. While the discussion is structured as a description of the steps from the community to full-time hospitalization, the descriptions and the illustrative examples should present a fairly complete picture of the variety of situations with which a metropolitan public acute psychiatric hospitalization service is called upon to deal. Part III is a discussion of one central legal issue, the role of the judiciary in the ...