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Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness

Roth, Alisa. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library HV 6133 .R68 2018 30775305540420 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465094196
  • ISBN: 0465094198
  • ISBN: 9780465094202
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 312 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: Text in English.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part I. Ensnared : how we got here. 1. Jail is the only safe place ; 2. The largest psych ward in America ; 3. The asylum fallacy -- Part II. Locked up : what happens inside. 4. Jail as hospital ; 5. Destined to fail ; 6. Sanctioned torture ; 7. Better off dead ; 8. Guilty by reason of insanity -- Part III. Breaking free : toward a better way. 9. Inside out ; 10. The cycle ; 11. Shooting the victim ; 12. The good-cop solution ; 13. Disorder in the court -- Conclusion -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Language Note:
Text in English.
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
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