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The Resource Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States, John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham

Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States, John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham

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Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States
Title
Back to the asylum
Title remainder
the future of mental health law and policy in the United States
Statement of responsibility
John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, American mental health law and policy promote the restoring of 'law and order' in the community rather than protecting civil liberties for the individual. This compelling book recounts how and why mental health law is being reshaped to safeguard society rather than mentally ill citizens. The authors, both experts in the field, convincingly demonstrate how rapidly changing American values ignited two very different visions of justice for the mentally ill. They argue that during the 'Liberal era'-- from 1960 to 1980-- Americans staunchly supported civil liberties for all, particularly for disadvantaged citizens like the mentally ill. Also, criminal law provided ample opportunities for mentally ill offenders to avoid criminal punishment for their crimes, and restrictive civil commitment laws made it difficult to hospitalize the mentally disabled against their will. During the 'Neoconservative era' --from 1980 on-- however, the public demanded new laws as a result of the rise in crime and the increasing number of homeless in communities. These changes make it much more difficult for mentally ill offenders to escape criminal blame and far easier to put disturbed citizens into hospitals against their will. Back to the Asylum accurately describes how this abrupt shift in from protecting individual rights to protecting the community has had a major impact on the mentally ill. It examines these legal changes in their broader social context and offers a provocative analysis of these law reforms. Finally, this timely work forecasts the future of mental health law and policy as America enters the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
COCUF
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La Fond, John Q
Dewey number
344.73/044
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
KF3828
LC item number
.D87 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WM 33 AA1
NLM item number
L16b 1992
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Durham, Mary L
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  • Mental health laws
  • Mental health policy
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Disorders
  • United States
  • LAW
  • Mental health laws
  • Mental health policy
  • United States
Label
Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States, John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Pendulum of Social Movements -- 1: Madness and Responsibility -- 2: Law and Order in the Neoconservative Era -- 3: The Fate of the Insane Offender in the Neoconservative Era -- 4: Involuntary Commitment in the Liberal Era -- 5 : Involuntary Commitment in the Neoconservative Era -- 6: The Road Back -- 7: Does Legal Reform Make a Difference? -- 8: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy
Control code
182530790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195055207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530790
Label
Back to the asylum : the future of mental health law and policy in the United States, John Q. LaFond, Mary L. Durham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Pendulum of Social Movements -- 1: Madness and Responsibility -- 2: Law and Order in the Neoconservative Era -- 3: The Fate of the Insane Offender in the Neoconservative Era -- 4: Involuntary Commitment in the Liberal Era -- 5 : Involuntary Commitment in the Neoconservative Era -- 6: The Road Back -- 7: Does Legal Reform Make a Difference? -- 8: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy
Control code
182530790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195055207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530790

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