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Description - Mentally Disordered Offenders by Robert Harris

This text presses the case for better health care of mentally disturbed law breakers, and the need to divert them from unnecessary imprisonment. With specialist contributors from criminology, criminal justice, social work, probation practice and the law, the book stresses the importance of professional cooperation in community-based services, whilst acknowledging the psychologically demanding nature of working with mentally disordered people. The text also looks at the very real challenges of attempting to contain their wrongdoing without recourse to the repressiveness of imprisonment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415180108
ISBN-10: 0415180104
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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