College Of Arts And Sciences | The Mad & The Bad
E104 | 0134 | Dwyer, E.
The chronic mentally ill and career criminals are perceived by many
as frustratingly intractable social problems. This course considers
both those labeled "mad" and those labeled "bad," as well as the ways
in which the criminal justice and mental health systems respond to
the mad and the bad. It also looks at how people move (and are
moved) back and forth between jails and hospitals, prisons and
psychiatric forensic units. Specific topics will include
schizophrenia, homelessness, the insanity and incompetency legal
pleas, criminal careers, psychopathy and serial killers, recovered
memory syndrome, and violent sexual offender legislation.