Offenders, Deviants Or Patients?

Brunner-Routledge, 2005 - 332 pagina's
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How responsible are mentally disordered offenders for their crimes? How should those offenders deemed mentally unwell be dealt with? Aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal, the third edition ofOffenders, Deviants or Patients'takes into account major changes in the law, attitudes towards responsibility and liability for crime, the updating of research findings concerning mental disorders and criminality and our procedures for managing offender-patients through the criminal justice and mental health-care systems. Illustrated by up-to-date case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between abnormality and criminal behavior, the extent to which this relationship is used or misused in the criminal courts and the various facilities that are currently available for the management/incarceration of offenders/patients. Unique in its multidisciplinary approachOffenders, Deviant orPatients'will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders, as well as to those studing crime and criminal behavior.

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Professor Herschel Prins has worked in the fields of criminality and mental health for some fifty years. He has served on a number of public and voluntary bodies, authored numerous books and articles and continues to teach part-time at a number of universities. This edition of his book up-dates the two previous editions - the first having appeared some twenty five years ago.

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