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Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness / Alisa Roth.

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Material Type
Book
Author
Roth, Alisa,
Publication Info.
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Publication Info.
©2018

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
vi, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Language
Text in English.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index.
Contents
Part I. Ensnared: how we got here -- Jail is the only safe place -- The largest psych ward in America -- The asylum fallacy -- Part II. Locked up: what happens inside -- Jail as hospital -- Destined to fail -- Sanctioned torture -- Better off dead -- Guilty by reason of insanity -- Part III. Breaking free: toward a better way -- Inside out -- The cycle -- Shooting the victim -- The good-cop solution -- Disorder in the court.
Summary
An expose of the mental-health crisis in America's courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation's inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem, examines how inmates are denied treatment, and suggests a more humane approach.
Subject
Mentally ill offenders -- United States.
Mentally ill offenders -- Services for -- United States.
Mentally ill offenders -- Civil rights -- United States.
Prisoners -- Mental health services -- United States.
LAW / Criminal Law.
LAW / Mental Health.
MEDICAL / Mental Health.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
Mentally ill offenders.
Mentally ill offenders -- Services for.
Prisoners -- Mental health services.
United States.
ISBN
9780465094196
0465094198