Dr. Thomas Szaz, a controversial figure in psychiatry today, attacks the use of a medical model to explain abnormal behavior. The authors analyze Szaz' views and their implications on the issues of the insanity plea, competency to stand trial, the right to medical treatment, involuntary civil commitment, and victimless crimes.
Lee S. Weinberg & Richard E. Valtz,
Law, Language, and Forensic Psychiatry,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol16/iss4/6