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Assessing the "criminalization" of the mentally ill in Canada.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature222998
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Oct;37(8):532-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1992
Author
S. Davis
Author Affiliation
School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Oct;37(8):532-8
Date
Oct-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Criminal Law - legislation & jurisprudence
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Deinstitutionalization - legislation & jurisprudence
Homeless Persons - legislation & jurisprudence - psychology
Humans
Insanity Defense
Mental Disorders - rehabilitation
United States
Abstract
This paper is an overview of the conceptual and methodological problems encountered trying to assess the hypothesis that the mentally ill, as a consequence of deinstitutionalization, are being "criminalized". Generalizations are difficult to make, in large part because most of the studies are American and do not fit well into the Canadian scene. Relevant Canadian findings are reviewed and compared to the US data. There is some evidence that Canadian patients may be diverted from the criminal justice system more often than in the US, where there are fewer resources. However, this conclusion must be tempered by the fact that Canadian surveys have found high rates of mental disorder among prison and jail inmates.
PubMed ID
1423153 View in PubMed
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[Is there a right of being crazy? The most severely mentally ill persons are failed by the society and a compliant compulsory care legislation].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186725
Source
Lakartidningen. 2003 Jan 23;100(4):236-40
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-23-2003