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November 1982

Stone-Roth Model of Civil Commitment and the California Dangerousness Standard: Operational Comparison

Author Affiliations

From the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville (Dr Monahan); and the Program in Social Ecology (Ms Ruggiero) and Medical Center (Dr Friedlander), University of California, Irvine.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1982;39(11):1267-1271. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1982.04290110029005

• Professional opposition to making "dangerousness" the primary criterion for involuntary civil commitment has galvanized in support of the proposed "new medical model." The Stone-Roth criteria for commitment were applied to patients being committed under California's version of the dangerousness standard. Results showed that 86% of the patients committed under the California statute were viewed by the examining psychiatrists as committable under the Stone-Roth procedures as well.

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