Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict - Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Paperback)
  • Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict - Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Paperback)
zoom

Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict - Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Paperback)

(author), (author), (editor)
£25.50
Paperback 238 Pages / Published: 30/09/2008
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Hundreds of thousands of the inmates who populate the nation's jails and prison systems today are identified as mentally ill. Many experts point to the deinstitutionalization of mental hospitals in the 1960s, which led to more patients living on their own, as the reason for this high rate of incarceration. But this explanation does not justify why our society has chosen to treat these people with punitive measures.In ""Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness"", Patricia E. Erickson and Steven K. Erickson explore how societal beliefs about free will and moral responsibility have shaped current policies and they identify the differences among the goals, ethos, and actions of the legal and health care systems. Drawing on high-profile cases, the authors provide a critical analysis of topics, including legal standards for competency, insanity versus mental illness, sex offenders, psychologically disturbed juveniles, the injury and death rates of mentally ill prisoners due to the inappropriate use of force, the high level of suicide, and the release of mentally ill individuals from jails and prisons who have received little or no treatment.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813543383
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 222 x 140 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Law Killers
Added to basket
Girl A
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Discipline and Punish
Added to basket
A Prison Diary Volume III
Added to basket
In Cold Blood
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Jigsaw Man
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Barlinnie Story
Added to basket
G-Man
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Running with the Firm
Added to basket
The Spectacle of the Scaffold
Added to basket
The Anatomy of Violence
Added to basket
The Executioner's Song
Added to basket
Hotel K
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Psychopath Whisperer
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.