Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning ‘care’ versus ‘control’ and ‘therapy’ versus ‘security’ is now commonplace. Indeed, the ‘hybridisation’ of these areas is now a familiar theme.
This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context.
Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.
"An excellent reference point for students, researchers and practitioners and importantly offers an insight into crucial debates around each subject in addtion to simple definitions." Prison Service Journal
“In a bloated criminal justice system, where mental health is by far the biggest issue, this important book ought to be a required resource for all those interested in mental health; especially those in power who have influence in a system and structure that poses significant challenges for all involved.” Eric Allison,The Guardian prisons correspondent
"Key to understanding the 'care versus control' debate. The readers can contront the issue of how a legislative-led criminal justice system deals with mental health." Ashley Tiffen, University of Cumbria.
“An original contribution that bridges an important gap in the criminal justice literature and reference base. This volume will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across multiple fields – criminology & criminal justice, social policy, social work and community justice.” Professor Majid Yar, University of Hull
“A highly pertinent, useful and user-friendly book. A must for personal and institutional libraries.” Professor Dave Holmes, University of Ottawa
"Useful for reference purposes." Anne Robinson, Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Paul Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Dr Karen Corteen is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Criminology in the Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Dr Sharon Morley is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Companion entries A-Z;
List of campaign groups and their website URLs;
Legislation and Policy Index;