This third edition of "Offenders, Deviants or Patients?" is aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal. Using up-to-date case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between 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 the management/incarceration of offenders/patients. "Offenders, Deviants or Patients?" will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders, as well as those studying crime or criminal behaviour.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Legal and Administrative Aspects; Prologue; Not in their Right Minds; Dealing with the Consequences; Part 2: Clinical Aspects; Minds Diseased; 'But someone has to deal with them'; Bloody Deeds; Unlawful Sex; 'Up in Smoke'; The 'Crystal Ball' of Risk Assessment; 'The Play's the Thing'; Epilogue.
Professor Herschel Prins has worked in the fields of criminality and mental health for some fifty years. He has served on a number of public and voluntary bodies, authored numerous books and articles and continues to teach part-time at a number of universities. This edition of his book up-dates the two previous editions - the first having appeared some twenty five years ago.