The Resource Mad or Bad? : Race, Class, Gender, and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System

Mad or Bad? : Race, Class, Gender, and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System

Label
Mad or Bad? : Race, Class, Gender, and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
Title
Mad or Bad?
Title remainder
Race, Class, Gender, and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thompson explores the process through which criminal responsibility is constructed and reproduced on the basis of race and gender. While feminist literature points to constructions of female offenders as "mad" and male offenders as "bad," this research do not support this perspective. Instead, major findings include strong and consistent evidence that African American defendants are less likely to receive psychiatric evaluations to determine mental status at the time of the offense. This implies that criminal justice officials have racial perceptions about the causes of crime; consequently, Af
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
Dewey number
364.080973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Criminal justice : recent scholarship
Label
Mad or Bad? : Race, Class, Gender, and Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mental health and criminal justice systems as agents of social control -- The study of race, class, gender, mental illness, and crime -- Data sources and methodology -- Institutional social control: causes and effects -- Mental health treatment among sentenced offenders -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn774494057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593325565
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35888179
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774494057
  • pebcs1593325568

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