Mental health law concerns what the law says and directs about the bearing of psychological functioning on criminal, civil, and family law matters.
As Dr. King is trained as both a lawyer and a clinical psychologist, his lab also researches forensic psychology topics from a legal perspective. Traditional legal research strategies are used, in addition to the use of approaches that blend traditional legal research with empirical strategies.
Recent representative mental health law publications:
King, C. M., & Neal, T. M.S. (2021). The unchecked rise of psychological testing evidence in United States courts [Manuscript in preparation]. Department of Psychology, Montclair State University.
King, C. M., & Morales, I. (2020, October). Kahler v. Kansas (2020): Abolishment of the insanity defense? AP-LS Newsletter.
Zottoli, T. M., Daftary-Kapur, T., Edkins, V. A., Redlich, A. D., King, C. M., Dervan, L. E., & Tahan, E. (2019). State of the states: A survey of statutory law, regulations and court rules pertaining to guilty pleas across the United States. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 37(4), 388–434.
Layden, B. K., & King, C. M. (2019, October). Assessing threats of self-directed violence and duties of care within higher education institutions: Nguyen v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018). AP-LS Newsletter.
King, C. M. (2018). The psycholegal factors for juvenile transfer and reverse transfer evaluations. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 36(1), 46–64.
Heilbrun, K., King, C. M., & Slobogin, C. (2018). Insanity and diminished capacity: Scientific status. In D. Faigman, J. Blumenthal, E. Cheng, J. Mnookin, E. Murphy, J. Sanders, & C. Slobogin (Eds.), Modern scientific evidence: The law and science of expert testimony. West.
King, C. M., & Del Pozzo, J. (2018). The Supreme Court of California continues to endorse threat assessment and management. Intelligence, 4(3), 3.
King, C. M., & Del Pozzo, J. (2018, November). The Supreme Court of California’s continued endorsement of threat assessment and management duties: Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. Superior Court (2018). AP-LS Newsletter.
King, C. M. (2017). Involuntary hospitalization. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology. SAGE.
King, C. M., & Zelle, H. (2017, October). Feeling more confident in finding and understanding the context of laws. AP-LS Newsletter.