Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California

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  • Negligence Tort Case Study

    According to laws.com, there are four things that must occur in or-der for a tort to be a negligence tort, “a person must owe a duty or service to the victim in question; the individual who owes the duty must violate the promise or obligation; an injury then must arise because of that specific violation; and the injury causes must have been reasonably foreseeable as a result of the person’s negligent actions. (laws.com)” The decision in the case, Tarasoff vs. Regents of University of California, demonstrates these four qualifying factors, therefore making it a negligence tort case. The circumstances surrounding the case Tarasoff v. University…

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  • Confidentiality In Group Therapy

    confidentiality be broken. The duty to maintain confidentiality and the legal system cross paths – and conflict – within the professional mental health field. More specifically, those who seek therapy from a psychologist expect that what is said during their paid session will be kept private but the psychologist not only has to respect their clients privacy, but they also have to stay loyal to the “duty to warn and protect” laws (in most states). “Duty to warn” and “duty to protect” laws were…

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  • The Head Start: The Civil Rights Movement

    The action wanted groups who suffered discrimination in the past to be granted first priority for opportunities in the present and future. Allan Bakke case and concept of quotas: Bakke argued that the University of California denied his admission due to the campus in favor of less qualified minority students, causing him to sue the school. The Supreme Court ruled that the school’s admissions policies applied discrimination and quotas that were unconstitutional. Bakke was admitted into the…

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  • Affirmative Action In College Admissionss

    Affirmative action, by definition, is an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education. Using varying instruments and policies, Affirmative Action aims to help underrepresented groups have a better job opportunities or college admissions. Generations of people have been disadvantaged by institutionalized discrimination and one way to remedy this is to place a policy that evens out the playing field. There has been…

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  • Swann V. Bakke Case Analysis

    The 1970s had increasing nonviolent activity (Civil Disobedience). In 1971, the Supreme Court, in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, upholds busing as a legitimism and sometimes necessary tool to achieve desegregation and integration. But, the court does not rule on segregation in public schools in northern states where it is mot imposed by statute. In 1973, congress passes Section 504 of the Vocation Rehabilitation Act barring discrimination against disabled people with use of…

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  • Tasoff Vs. Regents Case Study

    Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California Summary of Case This case pitted Tatiana Tarasoff’s parents (plaintiffs) against the Regents of the University of California. In this case, it was argued that in October 1969, Prosenjit Poddar killed Tatiana Tarasoff after expressing his intention to execute his plan to his therapist, Dr. Lawrence Moore, who was an employee of the University of California.…

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  • Tasoff Case Study Essay

    Clients Introduction This year will mark the fortieth anniversary of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (1976), the case that single-handedly altered the course of psychological practice in the United States. The Tarasoff case would come to document a series of unfortunate events that began with graduate student Prosenjit Poddar and fellow UCLA-Berkeley student, Tatiana Tarasoff. Tarasoff was the romantic interest of Poddar, a woman who became the object of an all-consuming…

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  • Tasoff V. Regents Case Study

    The case of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California elicits the concept of duty. Tatiana Tarasoff, a young, single woman is unaware that she is being stalked by her aggressive ex-lover. The ex-boyfriend Prosenjit Poddar, has been seeing a psychologist to deal with his grief from the break-up, and during a therapy session he makes an indication that he wants to teach his former lover a violent lesson. His psychologist becomes torn between preserving his patient’s confidentiality and…

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  • Poddar Case Summary

    VITALY TARASOFF et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA et al., Defendants and Respondents S.F. No. 23042 Supreme Court of California 17 Cal. 3d 425; 551 P.2d 334; 131 Cal. Rptr. 14; 1976 Cal. LEXIS 297; 83 A.L.R.3d 1166 Superior Court of Alameda County, No. 405694, Robert L. Bostick, Judge. Introduction The plaintiffs are the parents of the deceased Tatiana Tarasoff accused the defendants Gold,Moore, Powelson, Yandell, and the Regents of the…

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  • Tatiana Tarasoff Case Study

    October 27, 1969 Tatiana Tarasoff was killed by Prosenjit Poddar. Tatiana Tarasoff’s parents (Plaintiffs) claim that Dr. Lawrance Moore (Defendant) and other therapists had the duty to warn Tatiana and parents of threats made by their patient, Prosenjit Poddar. They argue that two months earlier the Prosenjit Poddar had mentioned to Dr. Moore his intentions to kill Tatiana Tarasoff. Dr. Moore in fact did warn campus police about Poddar’s intentions and was detained briefly to be later released…

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