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Mental Disorder and Community Safety
By Philip Bean

Mental Disorder and Community Safety

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Mental Disorder and Community Safety by Philip Bean

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The mentally disordered are a common sight in every large city. Some may be homeless, some may be substance users, a minority may be violent, with an even smaller number involved in high profile fatalities. Calls for greater commitment to public safety are mounting now that mental hospitals are no longer the centre of mental health services. This timely text examines the impact of demands for community safety on the integrity of mental health systems. Mental Disorder and Community Safety confronts the vital question of how we can care for the mentally disordered when the tendency is to control, punish and regard them with increasing suspicion. Demands for higher levels of control are an understandable public response and this text seeks to explore the adequacy of existing controls and the limitations of the law as a means of solving social problems. Using the criminal justice system as a basis for discussion, a wide range of contemporary issues are explored surrounding the treatment, rights and needs of the mentally disordered in the community. New developments such as dual diagnosis and questions concerning 'treatability' are raised. Older questions are not neglected including seeking a justification for compulsory powers and examining the position of those responsible for the patient's detention such as psychiatrists and social workers. Too often these challenging questions and issues are avoided but this important text seeks to remedy this situation. It will be a stimulating and useful resource for all those working or training in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333618714
ISBN-10: 0333618718
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 136mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Bean

PHILIP BEAN is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Midlands Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Loughborough University. He is well published in the area of mental disorder and crime and drugs and he was President of the British Society of Criminology 1996-1999.

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