Deportation and the Confluence of Violence within Forensic Mental Health and Immigration Systems

Deportation and the Confluence of Violence within Forensic Mental Health and Immigration Systems

by Ameil J. Joseph


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The practices and technologies of evaluation and decision making used by professionals, police, lawyers and experts are questioned in this book for their participation in the perpetuation of historical forms of colonial violence through the enforcement of racial and eugenic policies and laws in Canada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349558254
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 06/03/2017
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Ameil Joseph is Assistant Professor of the School of Social Work at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has over ten years of direct practice experience working in the mental health field in assertive community treatment, community-based early intervention, supportive housing, crisis respite, and governance settings.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Outlining the Problem - the Confluence of Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Immigration in the Authorization of Deportation
2. The Necessity of an Attention to Colonization: An Addition to Critical Mental Health Literature
3. The Canadian Forensic Mental Health System: An Overview
4. Conceptualizing the Violence of Deportation at the Confluence of Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Immigration Systems
5. Colonial Continuities and COlonial Technologies of Difference
6. A Post-Colonial Document Analysis of Confluence
7. Historical Data-Archival Artifacts: Deportation and the Enforcement of Undesireability
8. Case Studies - the Appeals Division of the IRB: Stories of Resistance
9. Confluence: Analysis of Cases
10. Conclusion: (Re)producing (Neo)colonial Relations of Authority and Racial and Eugenic Systems of Violence

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