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Protecting the Public

Protecting the Public Author Tessa Boyd-Caine
ISBN-10 9781136842382
Release 2012-07-26
Pages 216
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The separation of powers and independent, judicial decision-making are generally accepted as hallmarks of the rule of law in democratic societies. Yet the exercise of executive discretion remains an important aspect of criminal justice in many areas. Protecting the Public? explores the tension between the rights of individuals detained under criminal and mental health law and the responsibility for public protection in the little-known world of executive discretion over mentally disordered offenders. It is based on extensive and unique empirical research conducted at the UK Home Office, with legal and clinical practitioners, with civil society organisations and by reference to comparative jurisdictions. Central questions considered include: executive, judicial and tribunal decision-making; mental health and criminal law reform regarding serious or high-risk offenders; the influence of human rights law on policy and practice; and the role of civil society, particularly victim interest groups, in public policy. Through its analysis of decisions to release 'high-risk' offenders, this book goes to the heart of the public protection agenda – examining how 'the public' is constructed and what protection is provided by the exercise of executive discretion. This book will be of interest to academic and other researchers, students, policy-makers, law reformers, commentators and anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, mental health law and public policy.



Mental Health and Crime

Mental Health and Crime Author Jill Peay
ISBN-10 9781136906299
Release 2010-10-04
Pages 248
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Does mental disorder cause crime? Does crime cause mental disorder? And if either of these could be proved to be true what consequences should stem for those who find themselves deemed mentally disordered offenders? Mental Health and Crime examines the nature of the relationship between mental disorder and crime. It concludes that the broad definition of what is an all too common human condition – mental disorder – and the widespread occurrence of an equally all too common human behaviour – that of offending – would make unlikely any definitive or easy answer to such questions. For those who offend in the context of mental disorder, many aspects of the criminal justice process, and of the disposals that follow, are adapted to take account of a relationship between mental disorder and crime. But if the very relationship is questionable, is the way in which we deal with such offenders discriminatory? Or is it perhaps to their benefit to be thought of as less responsible for their offending than fully culpable offenders? The book thus explores not only the nature of the relationship, but also the human rights and legal issues arising. It also looks at some of the permutations in the therapeutic process that can ensue when those with mental health problems are treated in the context of their offending behaviour.



The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology Author Alison Liebling
ISBN-10 9780198719441
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 1024
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With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.



The Three Sector Solution

The Three Sector Solution Author John Butcher
ISBN-10 9781760460396
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 374
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This collection of essays had its origins in a one-day workshop held in August 2015 at The Australian National University. Jointly convened by Dr John Butcher (ANZSOG) and Professor David Gilchrist (Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative) the purpose of the workshop was to bring together academic researchers, policy practitioners and thought leaders to address a variety of emerging issues facing policymakers, public sector commissioners, not-for-profit providers of publicly funded services, and businesses interested in opportunities for social investment. The workshop itself generated a great deal of interest and a ‘baker’s dozen’ of contributors challenged and engaged a full house. The level of enthusiasm shown by the audience for the subject matter was such that the decision to curate the presentations in the form of a book was never in doubt. The editors trust that this volume will vindicate that decision. At one time the state exercised a near monopoly in the delivery of social programs. Today, almost every important public problem is a three sector problem and yet we have little idea of what a high-performing three sector production system looks like. It is the editors’ hope that this volume will provide a foundation for some answers to these important public policy questions.



Tribunals on trial

Tribunals on trial Author Jill Peay
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022203775
Release 1989-12
Pages 256
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Providing a unique insight into the decision making processes of Mental Health Review Tribunals and of the motivations and aspiriations of the patients and psychiatrists appearing before them, this book assesses the process of decision making from the initial application by a patient, through descriptions of tribunal hearings, to an examination of their deliberations. It uses empirical data from individual cases to explain the inherent limitations of legal safeguards functioning in therapeutic contexts.



Best Practices for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System

Best Practices for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System Author Lenore E.A. Walker
ISBN-10 9783319216560
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 88
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This timely brief resource introduces a new evidence-based model for treatment of mentally ill individuals in jails, with emphasis on community-based options. Forensic mental health experts review police alternatives to arresting mentally ill persons in confrontations, the efficacy of problem-solving courts, and continuity of care between jail and community. The book's best-practices approach extends to frequently related issues such as addiction, domestic violence, juvenile considerations, and trauma and describes successful programs coordinating judicial and clinical systems. These guidelines for decriminalizing non-violent behaviors and making appropriate services available to those with mental problems should also help address issues affecting the justice system, such as overcrowding. Included in the coverage: The Best Practices Model. Best practices in law enforcement crisis interventions with the mentally ill. Problem-solving courts and therapeutic jurisprudence. Competency restoration programs. A review of best practices for the treatment of persons with mental illness in jail. Conclusions, recommendations, and helpful appendices. With its practical vision for systemic improvement, Best Practices Model for Intervention with the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System is progressive reading for practitioners in the mental health field, especially practitioners working with inmates, as well as for stakeholders in the law enforcement and justice systems.



Mad Or Bad A Critical Approach to Counselling and Forensic Psychology

Mad Or Bad   A Critical Approach to Counselling and Forensic Psychology Author Andreas Vossler
ISBN-10 9781473968363
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 400
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A cutting-edge text that provides a comprehensive introduction to mental health problems and criminal behaviour, this book explores the link between mental health and criminality and considers the most common and effective therapeutic approaches for working with offenders and victims of crime. · Part 1 explores the predominant tensions between forensic and therapeutic agendas; · Part 2 considers how criminal and ‘insane’ identities and careers may be considered gendered, classed, culturally and age-dependent experiences, and be related to power and oppression; · Part 3 examines issues around sex and sexuality in forensic and therapeutic settings; · Part 4 introduces a range of therapeutic approaches for working with offenders and victims of crime; · Part 5 covers forensic and therapeutic practices, including programmes for the prevention of both mental health issues and offending. Edited by an expert team from the Open University and written by a broad range of contributors, this book draws on a wealth of experience in this popular subject area. It will be a key text for students of forensic psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, and for health and social care professionals working in therapeutic and forensic settings.



WHO Resource Book on Mental Health Human Rights and Legislation

WHO Resource Book on Mental Health  Human Rights and Legislation Author Melvyn Freeman
ISBN-10 924156282X
Release 2005
Pages 181
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This publication highlights key issues and principles to be considered in the drafting, adoption and implementation of mental health legislation and best practice in mental health services. It contains examples of diverse experiences and practices, as well as extracts of laws and other legal documents from a range of different countries, and a checklist of key policy components. Three main elements of effective mental health legislation are identified, relating to context, content and process.



Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter

Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063864537
Release 2006
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Sentencing and the penal system

Sentencing and the penal system Author Christopher Harding
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105044027071
Release 1988
Pages 401
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Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105061072430
Release 1981
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Radical Social Work Today

Radical Social Work Today Author Michael Lavalette
ISBN-10 9781847428172
Release 2011
Pages 236
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the seminal text Radical Social Work (1975), this volume has been compiled to explore the radical tradition within social work and assess its legacy, relevance and prospects. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduates studying social work, as well as social work academics and researchers.



Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World

Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World Author Sarah Banks
ISBN-10 9781136661280
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 296
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Ethics is an increasingly important theme in social work practice. Worldwide, social workers experience common ethical challenges (how to be fair, whether to break a rule, how to act in politically tense situations) in very different contexts – from disaster relief in China to child protection work in Palestine. This book takes as its starting point real life cases featuring ethical problems in the areas of: negotiating roles and boundaries, respecting rights, being fair, challenging and developing organisations and working with policy and politics. Each case opens with a brief introduction, is followed by two commentaries and ends with questions for reflection. The commentaries, written by authors from different countries, refer to relevant theories, concepts, practical matters, alternative courses of action and their implications. Features within the book include: An introductory chapter covering issues of global ethics Cases and commentaries drawn from across the world – from Peru to Finland Cases based on real life situations and chapter introductions from leading authorities in social work and ethical theory Questions and practical exercises to aid teaching and professional development This book is a unique and accessible resource for stimulating ethical reflection, expanding ethical horizons and developing ethical and intercultural sensitivity. It is designed for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in the fields of social work, social education/pedagogy, social care work, international social work, community development, community organisation, youth work and related fields.



West s California reporter

West s California reporter Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3637611
Release 1987
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Reentry Planning for Offenders with Mental Disorders

Reentry Planning for Offenders with Mental Disorders Author Henry A. Dlugacz
ISBN-10 1887554750
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 375
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Reentry planning for offenders with mental disorders.



Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses Author Michael T. Compton
ISBN-10 0763741108
Release 2007
Pages 228
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"This textbook is designed as a comprehensive guide for recognizing mental illnesses and responding to people affected by these disorders, especially during times of crises. It describes the signs and symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities that may be most frequently encountered by first responders, public safety officials, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Many of the chapters deal with specific categories of mental illnesses and provide basic skills to enhance interactions with people who have these disorders and who may be facing stressful situations. This practical guide aims to enhance the knowledge and skills for non-mental health professionals who interact with individuals with such illnesses."--From source other than the Library of Congress



Corpus Juris Secundum

Corpus Juris Secundum Author
ISBN-10 UOM:35112100812702
Release 1985
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