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Mental Illness and Crime

Mental Illness and Crime

By: Robert A. Schug (author), Henry F. Fradella (author)Paperback

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This is a comprehensive summary and critical examination of the relationship of mental illness in general, and individual psychiatric disorders in particular with criminal, violent, and other forms of antisocial behaviour. The text critically examines what is known about the treatment and social implications of this body of research, including its practical applications within the criminal justice system. The book is also an archive of existing research studies in this area, and presents original research that to date has not been published. It combines the clinical with the theoretical, and policy with practice. It integrates biological, psychological, social, and legal viewpoints, and is framed within an overarching understanding of the intersection between human behaviour and law.

About Author

Henry F. Fradella earned a BA in psychology from Clark University, a master's in forensic science and a law degree from The George Washington University, and a PhD in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. He is currently a professor in and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach. His area of specialization is the social scientific study of courts and law. This includes research and teaching on the historical development of substantive, procedural, and evidentiary criminal law (including the courtroom acceptability of forensic and social scientific evidence, especially forensic psychological/psychiatric testimony); evaluation of law's effects on human behavior; the dynamics of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions or processes. He is the author or co-author of 8 books and 75 articles, reviews, and scholarly commentaries that have appeared in various periodicals, including American Journal of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Law Bulletin, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Law and Sexuality, The Justice Systems Journal, Law and Psychology Review, The Prison Journal, and Western Criminology Review.


PrefaceChapter 1. Myths and Realities: Introduction and Scope of the ProblemChapter 2. Abnormal Psychology PrimerChapter 3. Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence (Neurodevelopmental Disorders)Chapter 4. Substance-Related DisordersChapter 5. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic DisordersChapter 6. Mood DisordersChapter 7. Anxiety DisordersChapter 8. Sexual DisordersChapter 9. Impulse Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified (Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders)Chapter 10. Personality DisordersChapter 11. Mental Illness and Criminal Law: Applications and ImplicationsChapter 12. Law and the Control of "Dangerousness": Applications and ImplicationsChapter 13. Epilogue on Mental Illness and Criminal Justice PolicyGlossaryReferencesIndexPhoto CreditsAbout the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412987073
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9781412987073
  • ISBN10: 1412987075

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