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Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

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Hundreds of thousands of the inmates who populate the nation's jails and prison systems today are identified as mentally ill. Many experts point to the deinstitutionalization of mental hospitals in the 1960s, which led to more patients living on their own, as the reason for this high rate of incarceration. But this explanation does not justify why our society has chosen to treat these people with punitive measures.

    In Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness, Patricia E. Erickson and Steven K. Erickson explore how societal beliefs about free will and moral responsibility have shaped current policies and they identify the differences among the goals, ethos, and actions of the legal and health care systems. Drawing on high-profile cases, the authors provide a critical analysis of topics, including legal standards for competency, insanity versus mental illness, sex offenders, psychologically disturbed juveniles, the injury and death rates of mentally ill prisoners due to the inappropriate use of force, the high level of suicide, and the release of mentally ill individuals from jails and prisons who have received little or no treatment.

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andldquo;Supermaxandrdquo; prisons are typically reserved for convicted political criminals such as terrorists and spies and for other inmates who are considered to pose a serious ongoing threat to the wider community, to the security of correctional institutions, or to the safety of the people within. The Globalization of Supermax Prisons examines why nine prominent advanced industrialized countries have adopted the supermax prototype, paying particular attention to the economic, social, and political processes that have affected each nation.

About the Author

Patricia Erickson is a professor at Canisius College, where she serves as chair of the department of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. Steven Erickson is a forensic psychologist, practicing attorney, and a Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) fellow at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Probing the Meta-Prison, by Loic Wacquant

Acknowledgments

1. The Globalization of Supermax Prisons: An Introduction, by Jeffrey Ian Ross

2. The Invention of the American Supermax Prison, by Jeffrey Ian Ross

3. How Canada Built Its Supermax Prison, by Jeffrey Ian Ross

4. Supermaxes South of the Border, by Patrick O'Day and Thomas O'Connor

5. The Growth of the Supermax Option in Britain, by Angela West Crews

6. Analyzing the Supermax Prisons in the Netherlands: The Dutch Supermax, by Sandra L. Resodihardjo

7. Supermaximum Prisons in South Africa, by Fran Buntman and Lukas Muntingh

8. From andquot;Secondary Punishmentandquot; to andquot;Supermaxandquot;: The Human Costs of High-Security Regimes in Australia, by David Brown and Bree Carlton

9. The Emergence of the Supermax in New Zealand, by Greg Newbold

10. The Rise of the Supermax in Brazil, by Jose de Jesus Filho

11. Guantanamo: America's Foreignand#160; Supermax in the Fight Against Terrorism, by Jeffrey Ian Ross and Dawn L. Rothe

12. A Globalized Militarized Prison Juggernaut: The Case of Abu Ghraib, by Dawn L. Rothe

13. Conclusion: Globalization, Innovation, or Neither?, by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Notes

References

Notes on Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813543383
Author:
Erickson, Patricia E.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
O'Day, Pat
Author:
Wacquant, Loic
Author:
Carlton, Bree
Author:
Erickson, Patricia
Author:
O'Connor, Thomas
Author:
Buntman, Fran
Author:
Erickson, Steven K.
Author:
Crews, Angela West
Author:
Muntingh, Lukas
Author:
Ross, Jeffrey Ian
Author:
Newbold, Greg
Author:
Resodihardjo, Sandra
Author:
Rothe, Dawn L.
Author:
Filho, Jose De Jesus
Author:
Brown, David
Author:
Erickson, Steven
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Forensic Medicine
Subject:
Criminal liability -- United States.
Subject:
Insanity (Law) - United States
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 figures
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.5 in

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andldquo;Supermaxandrdquo; prisons are typically reserved for convicted political criminals such as terrorists and spies and for other inmates who are considered to pose a serious ongoing threat to the wider community, to the security of correctional institutions, or to the safety of the people within. The Globalization of Supermax Prisons examines why nine prominent advanced industrialized countries have adopted the supermax prototype, paying particular attention to the economic, social, and political processes that have affected each nation.

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