Mental disability, violence, and future dangerousness : myths behind the presumption of guilt /

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Author / Creator:Parry, John, 1948- author.
Imprint:Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Description:1 online resource
Subject:People with mental disabilities -- United States.
Mental health laws -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Mental health services -- United States.
Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities.
People with mental disabilities -- Mental health services.
United States.
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Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities-including those with sexual disorders- who are perceived to be a future danger to others, the community, or themselves have become the most stigmatized, abused, and mistreated group in America, and what should be done to correct the resulting injustices. The author identifies and analyzes the key factors that should be understood when lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, policymakers, legislators, advocates, forensic experts, professors and their students consider the legal, treatment and policy decisions that affect this highly stigmatized group of people.
Other form:Print version: Parry, John Weston, 1948- Mental disability, violence, and future dangerousness 9781442224049
Standard no.:ebc1441837