The Mentally Disordered Inmate and The Law, Second Edition
By Fred Cohen, Esq.

The ultimate authoritative guide to the major legal issues faced by correctional and criminal justice professionals and health care providers when dealing with mentally disordered prisoners.

Recommended by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and Standards (p. 195)

Find expert help on:

  • The best practices for dealing with mentally disordered inmates
  • The rights of the incarcerated mentally ill
  • The legal obligations and duties of those who supervise or treat mentally disordered inmates

Practical guidance from the nation's leading expert on correctional mental health care law on the best policy and procedural options, clinical standards, and professional liability.

"…should be in every correctional institution’s mental health staff library.”
—Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

“Without the rigorous research and brilliant legal analysis Fred Cohen provides in this marvelous book, legal advocates and experts would be totally out of their element.
—Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P.

“This book is the single best resource available for administrators who must confront the vexing issues associated with the management and care of mentally disabled prisoners, as well as for practicing attorneys and academics interested in keeping abreast of governing legal principles and precedent.”
—James R. Acker, in Criminal Law Bulletin

“An indispensable guide through the changing legal landscape of correctional law as it applies to the identification, care, protection, treatment and habilitation/rehabilitation of the rapidly growing population of inmates with mental disabilities in jails and prisons in the United States. This is a book I would keep within easy reach.”
—Clarence J. Sundram, Former Chairman, New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled

"… a very reliable and comprehensive work with incisive commentary that is logically organized. The book is a real world resource that is valuable to both practitioners and legal scholars."
—Steve J. Martin, at-Attorney-Law

“Indispensable for anyone involved in prison or jail administration or prisoner advocacy.  Cohen and his colleagues’ efforts serve to enable advocates of mental health reform to improve the care and conditions of mentally ill prisoners, and demonstrate Cohen’s dedication …”
Prison Legal News

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Management and Supervision of Jail Inmates With Mental Disorders
The Sex Offender
Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification
Correctional Psychiatry
The Sexual Predator

Correctional Mental Health Report

Sex Offender Law Report

Treating Addicted Offenders
Practical Guide to Correctional Mental Health and the Law




Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book (2 vols.)
© 2008 1,114 pp.
ISBN: 1-887554-59-9
Price: US $237.50
Product Code: MDI2nd



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