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Mental Illness and Crime

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



© 2015 | 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.
 
Preface
 
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
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
Photo Credits
 
About the Authors

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
April 25, 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

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
August 3, 2016

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
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Each disorder chapter features Origins of Crime and Violence sections, presenting potential theoretical explanations and proposed etiological mechanisms specific to the disorders covered
  • High-profile case studies presented at the beginning of each chapter engage readers and set the stage for the chapter’s contents
  • For each disorder covered, A Closer Look features provide data to illustrate the relationship between the disorders and crime
  • Diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 are introduced throughout the book for each disorder discussed
  • Chapters include relevant case studies in boxes to help foster application to real-world circumstances
  • Each chapter concludes with summaries, key terms, and review questions

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5

Chapter 10


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ISBN: 9781412987073