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Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness
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In Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness, Patricia E. Erickson and Steven K. Erickson explore how societal beliefs about free will and moral responsibility have shaped current policies and they identify the differences among the goals, ethos, and actions of the legal and health care systems. Drawing on high-profile cases, the authors provide a critical analysis of topics, including legal standards for competency, insanity versus mental illness, sex offenders, psychologically disturbed juveniles, the injury and death rates of mentally ill prisoners due to the inappropriate use of force, the high level of suicide, and the release of mentally ill individuals from jails and prisons who have received little or no treatment.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Chapter 1: The Social Construction of Mental Illness as a Criminal Justice Problem
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. Chapter 2: Systems of Social Control: From Asylums to Prisons
  2. pp. 23-49
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  1. Chapter 3: Competency to Stand Trial and Competency to Be Executed
  2. pp. 50-78
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  1. Chapter 4: The Problems with the Insanity Defense: The Conflict Between Law and Psychiatry
  2. pp. 79-114
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  1. Chapter 5: The “Mad” or “Bad” Debate Concerning Sex Offenders
  2. pp. 115-134
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  1. Chapter 6: Juvenile Offenders, Developmental Competency, and Mental Illness
  2. pp. 135-175
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  1. Chapter 7: Criminalizing Mental Illness: Does It Matter?
  2. pp. 176-194
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  1. References
  2. pp. 195-209
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-218
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 219
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