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Mental Illness and Crime

Mental Illness and Crime

An interdisciplinary, integrative approach toward mental illness–related criminal and violent behaviors

September 2014 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Mental Illness and Crime comprehensively synthesizes and critically examines what is currently known about the relationship of mental illness and individual psychiatric disorders, in particular with criminal, violent, and other forms of antisocial behavior. The book integrates scholarship from psychology, psychiatry, clinical neuroscience, criminology, and law when presenting explanations for and etiologies of mental illness–related criminal and violent behaviors. Moreover, the book provides the reader with a diagnostic understanding of mental disorders across various classification systems, including the current DSM-5 and ICD-10. In addition, the authors critically examine what is known about the treatment and social implications of this body of research, including its practical applications within the criminal justice system. Unique to the field, this text will contribute to a better understanding of criminality and violence and move society toward a greater acceptance of individuals with these illnesses.
Chapter 1. Myths and Realities: Introduction and Scope of the Problem
Chapter 2. Abnormal Psychology Primer
Chapter 3. Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence (Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
Chapter 4. Substance-Related Disorders
Chapter 5. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 6. Mood Disorders
Chapter 7. Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 8. Sexual Disorders
Chapter 9. Impulse Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified (Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders)
Chapter 10. Personality Disorders
Chapter 11. Mental Illness and Criminal Law: Applications and Implications
Chapter 12. Law and the Control of "Dangerousness": Applications and Implications
Chapter 13. Epilogue on Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Policy
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very clear, well set out and presented.
A book that can be used across disciplines to support students in their wider understanding

Miss marie bradwell
Children and Young People, University of St Mark And St John
February 6, 2020

This is a very good book which covers a wide range of mental health conditions and their links to offended behaviour. There is very good use of case studies to set the scene, good tables at end of sections reporting the crimes and profiles/symptoms demonstrated of offenders. This is also detailed and well structured and very useful for undergraduates

Mr Geoffrey Atkinson
Health & Social Care, Doncaster College & University Centre
September 1, 2015

This book provides a useful summary of some of the key issues involved in the complex relationship between mental illness and crime.

Miss faye kathryn horsley
School of Psychology, Newcastle University
January 3, 2016

Very interesting read that clearly shows the links between the two topics on my course, mental illness and criminology

Miss Abigail Clarke
Early Years, Health and Social care, South Essex College
December 8, 2015

A useful text looking at ideas of mental ill health with criminality. Good links with specific diagnoses and critiques of treatements. Probably more from a medical point of view, but useful to social workers

Mr Alan Marshall
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
July 1, 2015

The book Mental Illness and Crime is a definitive resource – not only for students in the field of criminology, psychology and forensic sciences, but also for general readers and mental health professionals.
Over 13 chapters, the book does not only present original research that to date has not been published, but also integrates viewpoints for a more thorough understanding of human behaviour and law.
Schug and Fradella have certainly succeeded in creating a comprehensive overview that combines the clinical viewpoint with the theoretical
I will not adopt this book for my course “Forensic Psychology” only because this book does not cover much of the material I am covering in my course. Nevertheless, as a lecturer I will definitely use it to expand my own knowledge of the field.

Dr Marilena Mousoulidou
Department of Psychology, Neapolis University Pafos
April 20, 2015

An excellent book that examines the relationship between mental illness and criminal behaviour with detailed case studies

Dr Maria Ioannou
School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
January 2, 2015

Good as background reading

Simone Bedford
Human and Health Science, Swansea University
November 3, 2014

excellent book that identifies many aspects of mental health with detailed case studies.

Miss Sharron Stillyards
health and social care, northlindsey college
October 13, 2014

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ISBN: 9781412987073