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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H5
Professor
Hywel Morgan
Semester
Summer

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PSY240 –Chapter19Keyterms Actus reus In Canadian criminal law, the prohibited physical act that, together with the mens rea, defines a criminal offence. Best interests principle In provincial mental health law, the doctrine that decisions made by others about the treatment of people suffering from mental disorders should maximize the chances of a good outcome, taking into account the risks and benefits of all available treatments. Capable wishes principle In provincial mental health law, the doctrine that decisions made by others about the treatment of people suffering from mental disorders should reflect their personal wishes. Civil code The written statement of law used in some jurisdictions to deal with matters of private law (i.e. disputes between individuals); in Canada, Quebec uses a civil code, whereas other provinces and territories use common law. Common law The law as stated in the decisions of the judges from the earliest times to the present. Compulsory treatment orders A court order requiring an individual to undergo treatment for his/her mental disorder. Constitutional law The w
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