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The state of being dangerous and possibly causing mental or physical harm to others
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"The second factor speaks directly to the acquittee's risk of future dangerousness to himself, or to anyone else.
We urge the Legislature to carefully consider the wisdom of measures that would ramp up the number of dangerousness hearings and resulting pre-trial detentions so soon after passing legislation designed to reduce levels of incarceration.
In the future, it will be necessary to undertake a longitudinal evaluation of the perception of the aggression and dangerousness posed by schizophrenia to confirm whether the information provided to students in the academic curriculum is useful in reducing negative attitudes towards the condition.
This Article proposes that courts and psychiatrists go beyond a finding of dangerousness as a predicate for civil commitment, and instead interpret gravely disabled statutes to allow for commitment when an individual is unable to provide for her basic needs but does not pose a danger to herself.
Mental health laws that require dangerousness for involuntary admission may delay the initial treatment of schizophrenia.
Joan Huffman, R-Southside Place, asked Quijano, "You have determined that the sex factor, that a male is more violent than a female because that's just the way it is, and that the race factor, black, increases the future dangerousness for various complicated reasons; is that correct?" Quijano answered, "Yes."
Barrister Christopher Tehrani, for Pullin, said he had admitted serious matters and conceded that the court would be concerned about the issue of dangerousness.
Circuit opinions: future dangerousness. In its most basic form, the future dangerousness inquiry requires executive agents to make an evidentiary showing of individual-specific harmful conduct, or risk of harmful conduct, to the community such that a tribunal deems continued detention necessary to ensure the safety of the community.
"The report will have to deal with the question of dangerousness," Judge Brian Forster said.
In response to US claims concerning the potential risks to human health of the diabetes drug Avandia, the European Commission recently ordered the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA) to review the dangerousness of the medicine and to "report by October on the dangerousness of diabetes medicines containing rosiglitazone, namely Avandia, Avandamet and Avaglim".
Agreeing with the application the judge directed the report should specifically to consider dangerousness that Bevan poses to the public.