Tag: forensic psychiatric patients

The Unique Way the Dutch Treat Mentally Ill Prisoners

In this piece for BBC, Melissa Hogenboom reports on the way that people who have been convicted of crimes and diagnosed with mental illness are...

When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence

From The New York Times: While the public perception of the insanity defense is that it is a "get out of jail free" card, the...

“Doubly Brutish”: Forensic Psychiatry and Force

It is difficult to imagine a system that could do any better at ensuring the failure of its patients, and in doing so it accomplishes the very opposite of what it claims — it increases risk for all concerned.