Punishing the Mentally Ill: A Critical Analysis of Law and Psychiatry

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A powerful, sophisticated, and original critique on how the disciplines of law and psychiatry behave and on how the mental health and justice systems operate, Punishing the Mentally Ill reveals where, how, and why the identity and humanity of persons with psychiatric disorders are consciously and unconsciously denied. Author Bruce A. Arrigo contends that despite periodic and well-intentioned efforts at reform, the current law-psychiatry system functions to punish the mentally ill for being different. The book synthesizes a ...

Punishing the Mentally Ill: A Critical Analysis of Law and Psychiatry 2002, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791454046

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