What Impact Does Mental Illness Have on Violent Crime?

What Impact Does Mental Illness Have on Violent Crime?

by Patricia D. Netzley

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying a specific issues, for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and a variety of contrasting opinions for a solid, balanced perspective. Personal accounts and direct quotes from academic and professional experts, advocacy groups, politicians, and others enhance the narrative. Sidebars add depth to the discussion by expanding on important ideas and events. For quick reference, a list of key facts concludes every chapter. Source not, an annotated organizations list, bibliography, and index provide students researchers with additional tools for papers and class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601526601
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: In Controversy Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: Contributing to Violence? 6

Chapter 1 What Are the Origins of Concerns About Mental Illness and Crime? 13

Chapter 2 How Strong Is the Link Between Mental Illness and Crime? 26

Chapter 3 What Role Does Substance Abuse Play in Mental illness and Crime? 40

Chapter 4 Should Mental Illness Be a Defense Against Criminality? 54

Chapter 5 Could Better Mental Health Care Prevent Violent Crime? 68

Source Notes 81

Related Organizations and Websites 86

Additional Reading 90

Index 92

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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