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Author Parry, John Weston, 1948-

Title Mental disability, violence, and future dangerousness : myths behind the presumption of guilt / John Weston Parry.

Publication Info. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Persons with mental disabilities and the American legal system : a history of discrimination, abuse and mistreatment -- Sanism and America's exaggerated fear of violence -- Sanist words and language in the american legal system : "dangerousness", "the right to treatment" and "civil" versus "criminal" -- Predictions of dangerousness in the courtroom : unreliable, inaccurate and misleading -- Accusations based on the unknowable : predictions of dangerousness in civil and criminal proceedings -- Dangerousness and the unconscionable failure to provide humane care and treatment to persons with mental disabilities -- An extremely suspect classification -- A new system of state and federal laws and public health approaches for persons with mental disabilities deemed to be dangerous : initial recommendations -- Bibliography.
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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.
Subject People with mental disabilities -- United States.
Mental health laws -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Mental health services -- United States.
Mental health laws. (OCoLC)fst01016447
People with mental disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057383
People with mental disabilities -- Mental health services. (OCoLC)fst01057411
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Parry, John Weston, 1948- Mental disability, violence, and future dangerousness 9781442224049 (DLC) 2013020045 (OCoLC)850909297
ISBN 9781442224056 (electronic bk.)
1442224053 (electronic bk.)
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