The criminalization of mental illness : crisis & opportunity for the justice system / Risdon N. Slate and W. Wesley Johnson.
- Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2008.
xviii, 407 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Insanity (Law) -- United States.
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States.
Mentally ill offenders -- United States.
- The history of maintaining order with persons with mental illnesses
The criminalization of persons with mental illnesses
The law enforcement response to persons with mental illnesses in crises
Mental health courts
Discharge planning : diversion & re-entry
Jail processing of persons with mental illnesses
Dealing with mental illness in the prison population
Psychological profiles of criminal justice practitioners : how experiences and attitudes shape the treatment of those with mental illnesses
The intersection of mental illness and criminal law
Conclusion : striving for informed politics.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Johnson, W. Wesley.
- 9781594602689 (alk. paper)
1594602689 (alk. paper)
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