E104 3310 The Mad and the Bad (Dwyer) (CJUS) (S & H) (3 cr.)

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.