Offenders, Deviants or Patients? [NOOK Book]

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This third edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? is aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal. Using up-to-date case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between 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 the management/incarceration of offenders/patients. Offenders, Deviants or ...
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Overview

This third edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? is aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal. Using up-to-date case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between 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 the management/incarceration of offenders/patients. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders, as well as those studying crime or criminal behaviour.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134852499
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

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

Acknowledgements Foreword Preface List of Tables and Figures Part I Legal and Administrative Frameworks 1. Problem Areas Revisited 2. Responsibility (Liability) For Crime 3. Systems of Disposal Part II Clinical Considerations 4. Mental Disturbance and Criminality 5. Psychopathic Disorder - A Useful Lable? 6. Violence and Homicide 7. Fire Raising 8. Sexual Behaviour and Misbehaviour 9. Will They Do It Again? 10. Training: Enhancing Understanding 11. Concluding Comments Name Index Subject Index
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