Mental Disorders in Criminal Justice System

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integrate and apply theoretical perspectives to resolve dilemmas involving the concept of mental disorder in the criminal justice system. Use readings provided to apply theoretical and evidence based analysis of the case “Mother’s pleas to help schizophrenic son ignored”. once reading the case (attached), answer the QUESTION: In this case, a clear causal link is presumed between mental disorder and violence. The purpose of this assignment is to provide a critical -and complementary- view of this man’s “dangerousness”. Using concepts and theories learned in class so far, discuss the following points: 1) limitations of the concept of “mental disorder” as a predictor or risk factor for violence and 2) factors or concepts that may contribute to explain the link between mental disorder and violence, in this particular case (e.g., theoretical formulations, “mediators”).

 

 

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