In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.
Author: Alisa Roth
Publisher: Hachette UK
An urgent exposéf the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker. Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.
The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, DSM-5-TR Update Ann M. Kring, Sheri L. Johnson. Read More About It 16.2 Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness In her 2018 book Insane: America's Criminal Treatment ...
Author: Ann M. Kring
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, 15th Edition DSM-5-TR Update Thoroughly updated to reflect the publication of the DSM-5-TR in March 2022, Abnormal Psychology, 15th Edition, carefully balances research and clinical application while engaging learners in the complex challenges faced by clinicians and scientists every day. With each new edition, the authors update and optimize the book to enhance its scholarly and pedagogical features and provide a critical understanding of key concepts in a style that is accessible, stimulating, and inclusive of clinical and theoretical concerns. The fifteenth edition features a new integrated approach that shines a light on the root causes and most effective treatments of psychopathologies from multiple, complementary perspectives. Introductory chapters give students all the background they need to understand the theories, methods, and principles used in later chapters. The importance of stigma and mental illness is discussed throughout Abnormal Psychology, and never is this more important than now, when many social ills are too easily blamed on mental illness.
The treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 3(1), 126–183. Roth, A. (2018). Insane: America's criminal treatment of mental illness. Basic Books. Sarteschi, C. M., Vaughn, M. G., & Kim, K. (2011).
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The field of psychology-law is extremely broad, encompassing a strikingly large range of topic areas in both applied psychology and experimental psychology. Importantly, both applied and experimental psychologists have made meaningful contributions to the psychology-law field, and each of these domains includes a range of well-developed topic areas with robust empirical support. Despite the continued and rapid growth of the field, there is no current and comprehensive resource that provides coverage of the major topic areas in the psychology-law field. The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Law fills this gap and offers an up-to-date, scholarly, and broad overview of psychology-law topics. David DeMatteo and Kyle C. Scherr have brought together a diverse group of highly esteemed applied and experimental researchers and scholars to discuss key topics in the field from both national and international perspectives. The volume is broadly divided into three sections: foundational psychology-law, applied psychology-law, and experimental-psychology-law. The Foundational Psychology-Law section includes chapters that are relevant to both applied psychology and experimental psychology, making a unique contribution that ties together the applied and experimental aspects of the field. The Applied Psychology-Law section provides coverage of topics related to the provision of forensic services (broadly defined) in criminal and civil legal contexts. Lastly, the Experimental Psychology-Law section covers empirically examined legal system issues and outcomes related to victims, offenders, witnesses, attorneys, and triers of fact. With comprehensive coverage of both applied and experimental topic areas and chapters written by a diverse group of well-established psychology-law scholars and emerging future leaders, this Handbook presents emerging, cutting-edge topics in psychology-law that will continue to grow and meaningfully shape future research programs and policy reform.
In her book, Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, author Alisa Roth points out that between 1950 and 2000, the number of Americans treated in psychiatric institutions shrank from 500,000 to around 50,000.
Author: Jan Yager
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
Essentials of Victimology is an engaging new textbook for anyone seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of the field. Renowned author Jan Yager provides an awareness of the evolution of the discipline of victimology, as well as an understanding of the early and current theories, and a discussion of key concepts. The text includes practical, up-to-date chapters on victims and their interactions with the criminal justice system and on the medical and legal help available to victims. In addition, the major violent, property, and white-collar or economic crimes are explored in separate chapters. Throughout the book, the author utilizes examples and in-depth profiles to emphasize the real-life impact of crime on its victims. This well-structured text is designed with the student in mind, offering clear learning objectives, an overview of key terms and concepts, and effective end-of-chapter questions to reinforce the material. Based on the research, teaching, writing, and victim advocacy of accomplished author Jan Yager, Essentials of Victimology brings a modern and comprehensive perspective to this important field. Professors and student will benefit from: Multidisciplined approach that draws from not only sociology, criminology, and victimology but also anthropology, history, law, psychology, psychiatry, social work, medicine, nursing, and communication studies for insights and answers. Engaging presentation that brings the material to life. Numerous first-person interviews with crime victims or experts Clear explanations of the basic concepts accompanied by thoughtful discussions of cutting-edge issues Separate chapters on Child Victims and Teen victims, exploring topics not covered in other texts such as sibling sexual abuse Unique chapter on Victims of the Criminal Justice System (Chapter 14).
The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness Susannah Cahalan. 467. for Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) ... Alisa Roth, Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness (New York: Basic Books, 2018), 91.
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: Canongate Books
'Destined to become a popular and important book' Jon Ronson 'Fascinating' Sunday Times In the early 1970s, Stanford professor Dr Rosenhan conducted an experiment, sending sane patients into psychiatric wards; the result of which was a damning paper about psychiatric practises. The ripple effects of this paper helped bring the field of psychiatry to its knees, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But what if that ground-breaking and now-famous experiment was itself deeply flawed? And what does that mean for our understanding of mental illness today? These are the questions Susannah Cahalan asks in her completely engrossing investigation into this staggering case, where nothing is quite as it seems.
See Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness (New York: Basic Books, 2018) 3. Rich Calder, “NYC Jails Spending Rises Despite Population Decline,” New York Post, January 22, 2019. The Vera Institute of Justice found that ...
Author: Skotnicki, Andrew
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
Why do the UK and US disproportionately incarcerate the mentally ill, frequently poor people of color? Via multiple re-framings of the question—theological, socioeconomic, and psychological— Andrew Skotnicki diagnoses a persecution of the prophetic at the heart of the contemporary criminal justice system. This interdisciplinary book draws on criminology, theology, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and psychiatric history to consider the increasingly intractable issue of mass incarceration. Inviting a new, collaborative conversation on penal reform as a fundamentally life-affirming project, it defends the dignity of those diagnosed as mentally unstable and their capacity for spiritual transcendence.
Author: Kenneth Paul RosenbergPublish On: 2019-10-01
An Intimate Journey Into America's Mental Health Crisis Kenneth Paul Rosenberg ... with a Mental Health Hospital for Inmates,” 179 Insane America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness (Roth), 56–57 Insane Consequences: How the Mental ...
Author: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
A psychiatrist and award-winning documentarian sheds light on the mental-health-care crisis in the United States. When Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg trained as a psychiatrist in the late 1980s, the state mental hospitals, which had reached peak occupancy in the 1950s, were being closed at an alarming rate, with many patients having nowhere to go. There has never been a more important time for this conversation, as one in five adults--40 million Americans--experiences mental illness each year. Today, the largest mental institution in the United States is the Los Angeles County Jail, and the last refuge for many of the 20,000 mentally ill people living on the streets of Los Angeles is L.A. County Hospital. There, Dr. Rosenberg begins his chronicle of what it means to be mentally ill in America today, integrating his own moving story of how the system failed his sister, Merle, who had schizophrenia. As he says, "I have come to see that my family's tragedy, my family's shame, is America's great secret." Dr. Rosenberg gives readers an inside look at the historical, political, and economic forces that have resulted in the greatest social crisis of the twenty-first century. The culmination of a seven-year inquiry, Bedlam is not only a rallying cry for change, but also a guidebook for how we move forward with care and compassion, with resources that have never before been compiled, including legal advice, practical solutions for parents and loved ones, help finding community support, and information on therapeutic options.
... Mental Health Thomas Insel, MD. ter , June 2016 , https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/storage/documents going - going - gone.pdf . ... Insane : America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness ( New York : Basic Books , 2018 ) .
Author: Thomas Insel, MD
A bold, expert, and actionable map for the re-invention of America’s broken mental health care system. “Healing is truly one of the best books ever written about mental illness, and I think I’ve read them all." —Pete Earley, author of Crazy As director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Thomas Insel was giving a presentation when the father of a boy with schizophrenia yelled from the back of the room, “Our house is on fire and you’re telling me about the chemistry of the paint! What are you doing to put out the fire?” Dr. Insel knew in his heart that the answer was not nearly enough. The gargantuan American mental health industry was not healing millions who were desperately in need. He left his position atop the mental health research world to investigate all that was broken—and what a better path to mental health might look like. In the United States, we have treatments that work, but our system fails at every stage to deliver care well. Even before COVID, mental illness was claiming a life every eleven minutes by suicide. Quality of care varies widely, and much of the field lacks accountability. We focus on drug therapies for symptom reduction rather than on plans for long-term recovery. Care is often unaffordable and unavailable, particularly for those who need it most and are homeless or incarcerated. Where was the justice for the millions of Americans suffering from mental illness? Who was helping their families? But Dr. Insel also found that we do have approaches that work, both in the U.S. and globally. Mental illnesses are medical problems, but he discovers that the cures for the crisis are not just medical, but social. This path to healing, built upon what he calls the three Ps (people, place, and purpose), is more straightforward than we might imagine. Dr. Insel offers a comprehensive plan for our failing system and for families trying to discern the way forward. The fruit of a lifetime of expertise and a global quest for answers, Healing is a hopeful, actionable account and achievable vision for us all in this time of mental health crisis.
In the 1950s and 1960s, reformers pushed the government to release the mentally ill from state hospitals that were exposed as inhumane ... Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness (New York: Basic Books, 2018); Steve Coll, ...
Author: Armando Lara-Millán
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
"This book argues that we have drastically misunderstood the changes taking place in our nation's largest jails and public hospitals. And more generally, the way that states govern urban poverty at the turn of the 21st century. It is widely believed that because we as a society have divested in public health the sick and poor now find themselves subject to powerful criminal justice institutions. Rather than focus on the underinvestment of health and overinvestment of criminal justice, this book argues that the fundamental problem of the state is a persistent crisis between budgetary catastrophe and expansive new legal rules. Redistributing the Poor pushes us to think about the circulation of people for the purposes of generating absent revenue, absolving new legal demands, and projecting illusions that crisis have been successfully resolved. This book takes us into the heart of the state: the day-to-day operations of the largest hospital and jail system in the world. It is only by centring the states use of redistribution that we can understand how certain forms of social suffering-the premature death of mainly poor, people of color-are not a result of the state's failure to act, but instead the necessary outcome of so-called successful policy"--
She reports that “the proportion of prisoners with mental illness has continued to go up” in recent years. ... Alisa Roth, Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness (New York: Basic Books, 2018), 3. 26. Roth, Insane, 2–3.
Author: Jessica Coblentz
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Dust in the Blood considers the harrowing realities of life with depression from a Christian theological perspective. In conversation with popular Christian theologies of depression that justify why this suffering exists and prescribe how people ought to relate to it, Jessica Coblentz offers another Christian approach to this condition: she reflects on depression as a wilderness experience. Weaving first-person narratives of depression, contemporary theologies of suffering, and ancient biblical tales of the wilderness, especially the story of Hagar, Coblentz argues for and contributes to an expansion of Christian ideas about what depression is, how God relates to it, and how Christians should understand and respond to depression in turn.