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The institutionalization of a concept

Taylor, Pamela Jane ORCID: 2002. The institutionalization of a concept. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 12 (S2) , S5-11. 10.1002/cbm.2200120602

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Government involvement with psychiatry creates potentially great opportunities, as hitherto neglected problems receive attention and funding. When seriously harmful behaviour is involved, however, such opportunity can be limited or lost. Parallel consideration of legal restraints on those people with serious disorder who commit harm to others seems to spill over into restraints on clinical conceptualization of the disorder, on the shape of clinical treatment programmes and even on the people who deliver treatment. Greater clarity for everyone about the individuality and variety of people with personality disorders and a propensity for serious offending will be a critical factor in avoidance of new forms of institutionalization, the dangers of which have only been hinted at in literature to date.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0957-9664
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:48

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