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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Deportation and the Confluence of Violence Within Forensic Mental Health and Immigration Systems

ISBN13: 9781137513403
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00

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The practice of deportation for those identified with 'mental illness' in Canada allows contemporary conceptions, interpretations, functions of discourse, and technologies of 'mental illness', 'criminality', and 'race' to be studied through the shared texts of the mental health, criminal justice, and immigration systems. These systems rely on seemingly separate operations in order to continue common violent projects of segregation, confinement, removal, the application of harm to the physical body and the identification of people as inherently dehumanized. The practices and technologies of evaluation and decision making used by professionals, police, lawyers and experts are questioned in this book for their participation in the perpetuation of historical forms of colonial violence through the enforcement of racial and eugenic policies and laws in Canada.

Mental Health Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Introduction: Outlining the Problem - the Confluence of Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Immigration in the Authorization of Deportation
2. The Necessity of an Attention to Colonization: An Addition to Critical Mental Health Literature
3. The Canadian Forensic Mental Health System: An Overview
4. Conceptualizing the Violence of Deportation at the Confluence of Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Immigration Systems
5. Colonial Continuities and COlonial Technologies of Difference
6. A Post-Colonial Document Analysis of Confluence
7. Historical Data-Archival Artifacts: Deportation and the Enforcement of Undesireability
8. Case Studies - the Appeals Division of the IRB: Stories of Resistance
9. Confluence: Analysis of Cases
10. Conclusion: (Re)producing (Neo)colonial Relations of Authority and Racial and Eugenic System of Violence