The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

W. W. Norton & Company - Fuller torrey, the author of the definitive guides to schizophrenia and manic depression, chronicles a disastrous swing in the balance of civil rights that has resulted in numerous violent episodes and left a vulnerable population of mentally ill people homeless and victimized. Fascinating reading for anyone.

Choice E. Interweaving in-depth accounts of landmark cases in california, Wisconsin, and North Carolina with a history of legislation and changes in the mental health care system, Torrey gives shape to the magnitude of our failure and outlines what needs to be done to reverse this ongoing―and accelerating―disaster.

The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens - A new epilogue on the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, brings this tragic story up to date. Vital for all working in the mental health field.





Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

Berkley Trade - Former washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail-an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago. But it was only when his own son- in the throes of a manic episode-broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law.

Earley takes us directly into that experience-and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way. This is the earley family's compelling story, brutal conditions instead of treatment, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, in the "revolving doors" between hospital and jail.





American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

Oxford University Press - He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. Though he never publicly acknowledged it, the program was a tribute to Kennedy's sister Rosemary, who was born mildly retarded and developed a schizophrenia-like illness.

As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public. As torrey argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better care for the most vulnerable. In 1963, president John F. Fifty years after Kennedy's speech, E. On staff at the national institute of mental health when the program was being developed and implemented, one-on-one interviews with people involved, Torrey draws on his own first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved in the legislation.

American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System - Many now wonder why public mental illness services are so ineffective. Torrey examines the kennedys' involvement in the policy, neglect, the role of major players, the political maneuverings required to pass the legislation, and how closing institutions resulted not in better care - as was the aim - but in underfunded programs, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, and higher rates of community violence.

Oxford university Press USA. At least one-third of the homeless are seriously mentally ill, largely because the seriously mentally ill constitute 20 percent of prisoners, jails and prisons are grossly overcrowded, and public facilities are overrun by untreated individuals.





Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950

Johns Hopkins University Press - Although these changes have made things better for those who have mental illness, they are not quite enough. Glied examine the well-being of people with mental illness in the United States over the past fifty years, addressing issues such as economics, rights, treatment, standards of living, and stigma.

Frank and Sherry A. Improvements have come about for unheralded and unexpected reasons. Marshaling a range of new empirical evidence, they first argue that people with mental illness―severe and persistent disorders as well as less serious mental health conditions―are faring better today than in the past.

The "mainstreaming" of persons with mental illness has left a policy void, where governmental institutions responsible for meeting the needs of mental health patients lack resources and programmatic authority. The past half-century has been marked by major changes in the treatment of mental illness: important advances in understanding mental illnesses, increases in spending on mental health care and support of people with mental illnesses, and the availability of new medications that are easier for the patient to tolerate.

Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950 - Oxford university Press USA. The authors remind us that, despite the progress that has been made, this disadvantaged group remains worse off than most others in society. Rather than being a result of more effective mental health treatments, Supplemental Security Income, progress has come from the growth of private health insurance and of mainstream social programs―such as Medicaid, housing vouchers, and food stamps―and the development of new treatments that are easier for patients to tolerate and for physicians to manage.

Used book in Good Condition. To fill this void, frank and glied suggest that institutional resources be applied systematically and routinely to examine and address how federal and state programs affect the well-being of people with mental illness.





Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill

Prometheus Books - This book is a must-read for anyone who works in the mental health industry or cares about the mentally ill, violence, homelessness, incarceration, or public policy. Using industry and government documents, scientific journals, and anecdotes from his thirty years of advocacy, Jaffe documents the insane consequences of these industry-driven policies: psychiatric hospitals for the seriously ill are still being closed; involuntary commitment criteria are being narrowed to the point where laws now require violence rather than prevent it; the public is endangered; and the mentally ill and their families are forced to suffer.

Insane consequences proposes smart, and sweeping reforms designed to send the most seriously ill to the head of the line for services rather than to jails, shelters, affordable, compassionate, prisons, and morgues. It is not money that is lacking; it's leadership. Oxford university Press USA. This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending $147 billion annually--140, tenacious, and even educated, 000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 000 are incarcerated, 390, and caring people can't get treatment for their mentally ill loved ones.

Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill - . Dj jaffe blames the mental health industry and the government for shunning the 10 million adults who are the most seriously mentally ill--mainly those who suffer from schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder--and, instead, working to improve "mental wellness" in 43 million others, many of whom are barely symptomatic.

It lays out a road map to spend less on mental "health" and more on mental "illness"--replace mission creep with mission control and return the mental health system to a focus on the most seriously ill. Used book in Good Condition.





Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5®

The Guilford Press - Powerhouse. Oxford university Press USA. Guilford Publications. This trusted practitioner resource and widely adopted text helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors. The appendix which can also be accessed at the companion website features a Crosswalk to ICD-10-CM codes plus links to coding resources.

Frances was instrumental in the development of past editions of DSM and provides helpful cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5. An index of common presenting symptoms lists possible diagnoses that must be considered for each. Used book in Good Condition. Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Allen Frances provides the ICD-9-CM codes and where feasible ICD-10-CM codes required for billing, a useful screening question, diagnostic tips, a descriptive prototype, and other disorders that must be ruled out.





Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Jones & Bartlett Learning - What are criminal justice and criminological research? Why conduct this research? And, how is this research completed? Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice answers these questions by clearly explaining the basics of social science research using a simple and easy-to-understand approach.

Powerhouse. Research methods for criminology and Criminal Justice makes the task of learning how to conduct research understandable, enjoyable, and applicable to the criminal justice topics students are most interested in. Conducting research should not be a daunting chore. The fourth edition features updated case studies and numerous revisions to topics such as sampling, quantitative and qualitative research studies, research design, data collection, and data analysis.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice - The essentials to a foundational understanding of criminal justice research methods are all there, research language, including scientific theory, and research design. Research methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford university Press USA. Guilford Publications. Used book in Good Condition.





Write & Wrong: Writing Within Criminal Justice Student Workbook

Jones & Bartlett Learning - Written reports and other types of writings by criminal justice and social science professionals can directly affect people's lives. Oxford university Press USA. Guilford Publications. Research methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Write & wrong: writing within criminal justice student workbook is a comprehensive workbook that guides students through the entire process of writing an academic-style paper, how to take notes without plagiarizing, how to cite in proper APA style, by teaching them how to conduct library research, and how to complete a final draft of a paper.

Powerhouse. Used book in Good Condition. The student workbook includes hands-on writing exercises and reference guides to further help improve the students' writing skills. Thus, it is crucial for the writer to effectively convey his or her message in a coherent and organized manner. The second edition also helps students prepare for entering the job market, by discussing how to write a professional résumé and cover letter, how to prepare PowerPoint presentations, and how to write a variety of professional reports.





Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

Basic Books - Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable. An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons America has made mental illness a crime. Powerhouse. Jails in new york, los angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital.

As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. In this revelatory book, journalist alisa roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.

Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness - . Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. Used book in Good Condition. Research methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Guilford Publications. Oxford university Press USA.





Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice

SAGE Publications, Inc - Powerhouse. Used book in Good Condition. A comprehensive, provocative overview of the origins and present state of issues and perspectives in criminal justice and criminology from leading scholars in the field In this important book of essays, l Oxford university Press USA. Research methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Guilford Publications.





The Quest for Cosmic Justice

Free Press - It shows how "peace" movements have led to war and to needless casualties in those wars. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution. Oxford university Press USA. Research methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Used book in Good Condition. It rejects both "merit" and historical redress as principles for guiding public policy. It argues that "equality" is neither right nor wrong, but meaningless. The quest for cosmic justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies.

The Quest for Cosmic Justice - This is not a comforting book -- it is a book about disturbing issues that are urgently important today and enduringly critical for the future. Guilford Publications. Powerhouse.