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Back to the Asylum

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John Q. LaFondProfessor of Law, University of Puget Sound School of Law, USA, Mary L. DurhamAssociate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, USA

ISBN13: 9780195055207
ISBN: 0195055209
Published: March 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £40.49



This book explains why American mental health law and policy now emphasize ""law and order"" rather than individualized justice and civil liberties, and why mental health law is currently being reshaped to protect society rather than the mentally ill.

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Contents:
Introduction: Madness and responsibility; The pendulum of social movement; Mental illness and criminal responsibility; Rethinking the insanity defense in the neoconservative era; The fate of the insane offender in the neoconservative era; The liberal era of involuntary commitment; The neoconservative era of civil commitment; The road back; Does legal reform make a difference?; Out of sight, out of mind: The future of mental health law and policy; References; Index.