Due Process and Confinement for Mental Disorder

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  • Gary Draper

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/alr2314

Abstract

One may lose his freedom by being confined to a mental institution. The meaning of "due process of law" is examined with regard to determining whether person being confined to mental institution in Alberta receives the benefits of due process of law. The processes by which criminal is confined are compared with those by which mentally disordered person is confined. The article concludes that in many instances the mentally disordered are deprived of their freedom without due process of law.

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