A Prescription for Dignity: Rethinking Criminal Justice and by Michael L. Perlin

By Michael L. Perlin

interpreting the remedy of individuals with psychological disabilities within the legal justice approach, this publication deals new views which are the most important to an realizing of the ways that society initiatives onto legal defendants prejudices and attitudes approximately accountability, unfastened will, autonomy, selection, public protection, and the that means and objective of punishment, all with a spotlight on how you can increase dignity within the felony trial strategy. it's a distinctive exploration of problems with adequacy of guidance; the effect of overseas human rights legislations, following the ratification of the United international locations conference at the Rights of individuals with Disabilities (CRPD); the position of psychological healthiness courts; and the impression of healing jurisprudence, procedural justice, and restorative justice at the criminal technique. It considers all of those views within the context of legal justice method concerns equivalent to competency findings, the madness security, and sentencing. Demonstrating how the query of therapy of folks with psychological disabilities within the legal justice approach isn't just an essential one for either students and practitioners, but additionally a crucial aspect of foreign human rights legislations, this e-book indicates coverage improvement, extra scholarly inquiries, and newly invigorated considering and motion to put dignity on the center of the legal justice system.

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