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Lifton, R. J. (1961). Thought reform and the psychology of totalism. New York: Norton.

Schein, E. H. (1961). Coercive persuasion.

New York: Norton. Zubek, J. P. (Ed.) (1969). Sensory deprivation: Fifteen years of research. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

BRETON'S LAW. See WEBER'S LAW.

BREWSTER EFFECT. See BUNSEN-ROS-COE LAW.

BRIGGS' LAW. This is a civil-court (not scientific) law - named after the American psychiatrist Lloyd Vernon Briggs (1863-1941) and enacted in the state of Massachusetts -which requires in a criminal case that a psychiatric examination be completed for a defendant who has been indicted or convicted previously for an offense. The purpose of the Brigg 's law is to determine if the defendant suffers from a mental disorder that affected his/her sense of responsibility; its intended significance is to provide for the prompt identification of defendants who should be in hospitals, thus preventing or pre-empting the trial of mentally ill persons. See also PSYCHO-PATHOLOGY, THEORIES OF. REFERENCES

Briggs, L. V. (1921). The manner of man that kills. Boston: Gorham Press.

Briggs, L. V. (1923). A history of the passage of two bills through the Massachusetts legislature. Boston: Wright & Potter.

Hagopian, P. B. (1953). Mental abnormalities in criminals based on Briggs' law cases. American Journal of Psychiatry, 109, 486-490.

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