Linda E. Weinberger

Expert on mental health law, mentally ill offenders, and legal issues in psychiatric practices
  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine
  • Chief Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry and Law
Office: (323) 226-4942


  • psychiatry/psychology and the law
  • mental health laws and treatmentservices for the mentally ill offender
  • mentally ill persons in jails and prisons
  • psychological autopsies for makingmanner of death determinations
  • ethical dilemmas encountered inforensic psychiatry/psychology
  • legal and ethical issues relating topsychological/psychiatric practice
  • mentally disabled offenders
  • commitment to mental institutions

Additional Information

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Co-editor of The Mental Health Professional and the Legal System:
    New Directions for Mental Health Services
    (1982) and
    Deinstitutionalization: Promise and Problems — New Directions
    for Mental Health Services
  • Co-author of chapter “Criminalization of Persons with Severe Mental Illness” in the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th Edition (B.J. Sadock, V.A. Sadock and P. Ruiz, Eds.)