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Title Who qualifies for rights? : homelessness, mental illness, and civil commitment / Judith Lynn Failer.
Imprint Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2002.

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 Main Stacks  KF480 .F25 2002    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 200 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-195) and index.
Subject Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States.
Homeless persons -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Contents 1. The civil commitment of Joyce Brown -- 2. The theory behind civil commitment : rights and the mentally ill -- 3. Legal status and civil commitment -- 4. The history of commitment law in the United States -- 5. The practice of civil commitment -- 6. To qualify rights in civil commitment -- 7. Conclusion : who qualifies for rights?