Law and the Disordered: An Explanation in Mental Health, Law, and Politics

Law and the Disordered: An Explanation in Mental Health, Law, and Politics

By: George C. Klein (author)Paperback

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How does our legal and mental health system handle the mentally disordered? In this book, George C. Klein presents a revealing survey that explores the system of processing prisoners and patients from arrest to admissions to court. In an investigation spanning over 30-years, Klein examines and evaluates the intersection of law, mental health, and social control.

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About Author

George C. Klein, Ph.D., is professor of sociology and anthropology at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. He has served as a part-time police officer, is a trained hostage negotiator, and has served as a consultant to a SWAT team. He is also a consultant to the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy. Dr. Klein has written articles on mental health, criminal justice, hostage negotiation, and terrorism. His first book was The Adventure: The Quest for My Romanian Babies (Hamilton Books, 2007).


Chapter 1 Preface: The Politics of Mental Health Chapter 2 Part I: Theory Part 3 Chapter 1: Congeneric Analysis: On the Emergence of an "Accidental" Methodology Chapter 4 Part II. The Court Part 5 Chapter 2: The Mental Health Court: The Beginning Chapter 6 Part III. Studying Down Part 7 Chapter 3: Admissions: "I Don't Reject Anybody...I'm Protecting Myself" Part 8 Chapter 4: The Police: "How Do You Talk A Mentally Ill Person Out of Being Mentally Ill? Chapter 9 Part IV. Studying Up: The Illinois Department of Mental Health and The Illinois State Legislature and the Governor's Office Part 10 Chapter 5: The Illinois Department of Mental Health: The Mental Health System? Part 11 Chapter 6: The Legislature and the Governor: Battling the Alligators Chapter 12 Part V. Conclusions Part 13 Chapter 7: Conclusions: The Passing of the Asylum; The End of the Exploration Chapter 14 Appendix: The Courts: A Dead End Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780761847335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 410
  • ID: 9780761847335
  • weight: 717
  • ISBN10: 0761847332

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