Offenders, Deviants or Patients? / Edition 2

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415102216
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/25/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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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