P415, "Crime and Madness:" Is there a relationship between mental illness and violence? Are the Mentally ill being "criminalized?" How should the law, the mental health system, and communities respond? What happens to people found "not guilty by reason of insanity?" This course focuses on the chronically mentally ill, how the mental health and criminal justice systems deal with them, and their movement between the streets, prisons, and psychiatric centers.

Readings will include: Rhodes, Richard. Why They Kill
Kirwin, Barbara. The Mad, the Bad & the Innocent
Seager, Stephen B., M.D. Street Crazy

In addition, several required readings are available online or through retrieval services at the Indiana University Library.

Class meeting: Tuesday, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., SY 003

Instructor: Professor Mary Lee Luskin, criminal justice department