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Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders$
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Thomas Hafemeister

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479804856

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479804856.001.0001

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Mental Disorders and Criminal Behavior

Mental Disorders and Criminal Behavior

(p.7) 1 Mental Disorders and Criminal Behavior
Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders

Thomas L. Hafemeister

NYU Press

Chapter 1 provides core background information regarding mental disorders and their functional impact, particularly when associated with criminal behavior and defendants facing trial. This chapter dissects various myths pertaining to mental disorders, presents an overview of the different models used to understand, explain, and respond to mental disorders, and explores the diagnosis and differentiation of mental disorders.

Keywords:   mental disorders, functional impact, impact on criminal defendants, myths, explanatory models, diagnosis and differentiation of mental disorders

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