LL4K7 Half Unit
Mental Health Law: The Criminal Context
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof Jill Peay NAB.5.08
This course is available on the MSc in Criminal Justice Policy, Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 30 students.
This course aims to integrate a practical and theoretical understanding of mental health law, as it relates to mentally disordered offenders. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the detail of the relevant law in England and Wales, but rather aims at broader conceptual understanding of the problem areas that are likely to bedevil law relating to mentally disordered offenders across many jurisdictions. The course makes reference to both the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
22 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
There will be a reading week in week 6. Summer term is a review and revision session.
One 2,000 word essay.
J. Peay (2011) Mental Health and Crime, Routledge. P Bartlett & R Sandland, (2014) Mental Health Law. Policy and Practice, Oxford University Press.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the main exam period.
Two-hour unseen examination in ST (100%).
Total students 2016/17: 16
Average class size 2016/17: 15
Controlled access 2016/17: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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