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LAWS 5213. Psychiatry & Law. 2 Units.

The interaction between law and psychiatry: psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, civil commitment, malpractice, right to suicide, competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, malingered mental illness, infanticide, violence, sexual predator laws, and direct and cross-examination of mental health experts. Videotaped examples serve as a basis for discussion. A visit to the Justice Center Court Psychiatric Clinic is included. The course is taught by a forensic psychiatrist.