How responsible are mentally disordered offenders for their crimes?
Aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the
serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal,
this new edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? takes into
account the many changes in legal practice, methods of treatment
and attitudes since the first edition was published in 1980.
Herschel Prins examines the relationship between mental abnormality
and criminal behaviour, the extent to which this relationship is
used (or misused) in the criminal courts and the various facilities
that are currently available for treatment. Unique in its
multidisciplinary approach Offenders, Deviants or Patients? will be
invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious
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