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NCJ Number: 41020 Find in a Library
Title: FOCUS - CURRENT ISSUES IN MEDICAL ETHICS
Journal: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS  Volume:2  Dated:(1976)  Pages:157-162
Author(s): H R ROLLIN
Corporate Author: British Medical Assoc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: British Medical Assoc
London, WC1 H9JR, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: ARTICLE DISCUSSES CARE OF THE MENTALLY ABNORMAL OFFENDER AND PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC.
Abstract: CARE OF THE MENTALLY ABNORMAL OFFENDER HAS ALTERNATED BETWEEN INCARCERATION IN PRISON OR TREATMENT IN MENTAL HOSPITALS. EVER SINCE THE 1959 MENTAL HEALTH ACT, THE CARE OF THE MENTALLY ABNORMAL OFFENDER IN ENGLAND HAS BEEN VESTED IN MENTAL HOSPITALS. THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE CONCEPT OF THE OPEN MENTAL HOSPITAL, AND DILEMMAS OF SPECIAL HOSPITALS. IN 1974 A SPECIAL COMMITTEE PUBLISHED A REPORT RECOMMENDING CHANGES IN THE LAW REGARDING HOSPITALIZATION OF MENTALLY ABNORMAL OFFENDERS THAT CREATED A STIR BECAUSE OF ITS ADVOCATION OF GOVERNMENT CARE FOR SUCH PERSONS....BDS
Index Term(s): England; Incarceration; Legislation; Mentally ill offenders; Offenders
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