Lawyers are typically asked why they are able to represent people who are guilty of committing crimes. Mental health professionals, in contrast, appear to be subjected to questioning about why they did not figure out that their patients were about to commit crimes—typically the issue arises only with violent crimes—and why they didn’t manage to stop them.
J. T. Sullivan,
Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals,
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