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Title Mental illness and criminal behavior [electronic resource] / Shannon Fiack, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 102 p. ; 24 cm.
Series At issue. Crime.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mental illness and substance abuse increase the risk of violence / Richard A. Friedman -- Mental illness and crime cannot be compared due to varying definitions / Herschel Prins -- Criminals know right from wrong, regardless of mental illness / Stanton E. Samenow -- Violent people should be treated as criminals rather than as patients / Peter Breggin -- The mentally ill are kept in prisons due to inadequate health services / William Kanapaux -- Psychiatric hospitals are not equivalent to prisons / Joanmarie Ilaria Davioli -- The mentally ill are mishandled by the justice system / American Civil Liberties Union -- The plea not guilty by reason of insanity should remain valid / Mental Health America -- Insanity should be a medical, not a legal, determination / Dirk Olin -- Television dramas lead to discussion of mental health and crime / Rachel Gans-Boriskin and Claire Wardle.
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Subject Mentally ill offenders.
Violent crimes -- Psychological aspects.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Fiack, Shannon.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
ISBN 9780737744347 (hbk.)
0737744340 (hbk.)
9780737744354 (pbk.)
0737744359 (pbk.)
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