Offenders, Deviants or Patients? / Edition 2

Offenders, Deviants or Patients? / Edition 2

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by Herschel Prins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415102219

ISBN-13: 9780415102216

Pub. Date: 04/25/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

How responsible are mentally disordered offenders for their crimes? Aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal, this new edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? takes into account the many changes in legal practice, methods of treatment and attitudes since the first edition

Overview

How responsible are mentally disordered offenders for their crimes? Aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal, this new edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? takes into account the many changes in legal practice, methods of treatment and attitudes since the first edition was published in 1980. Herschel Prins examines the relationship between mental abnormality and criminal behaviour, the extent to which this relationship is used (or misused) in the criminal courts and the various facilities that are currently available for treatment.
Unique in its multidisciplinary approach Offenders, Deviants or Patients? will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415102216
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/25/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Legal and Administrative Aspects. Prologue. Not in their Right Minds. Dealing with the Consequences. Part 2: Clinical Aspects. Minds Diseased. 'But someone has to deal with them'. Bloody Deeds. Unlawful Sex. 'Up in Smoke'. The 'Crystal Ball' of Risk Assessment. 'The Play's the Thing'. Epilogue.

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