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Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law (Print + ProView online)
By: Joan Barrett, B.A., LL.B (Glasgow), LL.B. (TO), LL.M.(Cambridge), The Honourable Justice Riun Shandler, B.SC., LL.B.
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This title offers the criminal law practitioner comprehensive coverage of the legislative and jurisprudential developments involving Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, with timely updates, convenient informational resources, and navigational aids to facilitate both quick consultation and in-depth legal research. Issues given a thorough analysis in this work include the following:
  • Automatism and other mental disorders
  • The not-criminally-responsible (or NCR) defence
  • Mental disorders in the non-NCR context, such as sentencing
  • Fitness to stand trial and reviews of dispositions rendered
  • Venue, procedure, evidence and other questions arising in hearings and appeals
  • Travel, interprovincial transfers and extraterritorial matters
Other features include relevant provisions of the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act¸ the Inquiries Act, and the International Transfer of Offenders Act; forms for assessment orders, warrants of committal, and more; rules, guidelines and procedures of the review boards of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec; and listings of Canada's designated psychiatric hospitals.

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About the Author
Joan Barrett, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., has been with the Crown Law Office - Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General since 2001 where she practices as the Deputy Director of Prosecution Support. Before joining the Crown Law Office, she was an Assistant Crown Attorney from 1997 to 2001 conducting trials before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. She regularly argues appeals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has represented the Crown at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is the author of Balancing Charter Interests: Victims' Rights and Third Party Remedies (Carswell, 2001), and co-author of the text Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law (Carswell, 2006). She has published numerous articles on a variety of criminal law issues and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
The Honourable Justice Riun Shandler is a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice. He holds an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and was called to the Ontario bar in 1997. Prior to his appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2014, he worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, Crown Law Office – Criminal where his practice focused on large and complex trials and appeals. Justice Shandler is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and an active participant in continuing legal education. He co-authored the Law Society of Upper Canada's Bar Admission Course Materials (Criminal) and is also a co-author of Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law, published by Carswell.