What do we know about the mental health of inmates? What are the implications of what we know? Nathaniel J. Pallone characterizes opinion on these questions as falling into two broad camps: the “tender-hearted,” those who see an overlap between mental illness and criminal behavior, and are treatment-oriented; and the “tough-minded,” those who have little confidence in psychiatric categories, do not really accept arguments about diminished responsibility, and who feel the emphasis should be on punishment. Which is closer to the truth? When this book was first published, the incidence of mental disorder among prisoners was nearly four times greater than among comparable groups in the general population in part because prisoners are disproportionately drawn from demographic groups with a high incidence of mental disorder
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|Size: ||1.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Transaction Publishers|
|Date published: || 2011|
|ISBN: ||9781412828505 (DRM-EPUB)|
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