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Law Without Enforcement

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 25 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:859
  1. Martin Humphreys, senior lecturer and consultant forensic psychiatrist
  1. Reaside Clinic, Birmingham

    Eds Nigel Eastman, Jill Peay

    Hart Publishing, £20, pp 256

    ISBN 1901362752

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    Mental health legislation in England and Wales is currently undergoing a major review. Some would say that this is not the right time to be thinking about introducing new, unprejudiced laws, when continuing professional concern and public outcry over the failure of community care and the emotionally charged issue of homicide by mentally ill people dominate media reporting of psychiatry. Others take the view that, …

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