Doing violence: psychiatric discretion and the prediction of dangerousness. by Menzies, Robert J.

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Gun violence is an urgent, complex, and multifaceted problem. It requires evidence-based, multifaceted solutions. Psychology can make important contributions to policies that prevent gun violence. Toward this end, in February the American Psychological Association commissioned this report by a panel of experts to convey research-based.

Improving prediction models by incorporating dynamic variables may be particularly important for predicting dangerousness and violence in the short term. Because of their very nature, continuously varying acute dynamic variables such as an offender’s mood or cognitive state may be far more relevant to short­term rather than long-term Cited by: 2.

Some authors have maintained that the clinical prediction of dangerousness is so inherently tricky from a technical point of view that attempts to forecast the future violence of legal and psychiatric subjects are fraught with serious methodological, political, and moral difficulties, and that in so doing clinicians contribute to the excessive Cited by: The concept of 'risk assessment' is of increasing relevance when dealing with the prevention of criminal behaviour.

This risk can be examined from a number of viewpoints. In an earlier 'Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice' paper (no.

), the risk of reoffending by Indigenous male violent and sexual offenders was examined. This paper looks at risk assessment from a. This point has been extensively researched regarding psychiatric prediction of a person’s “dangerousness.” A survey of this field and up-to-date research is provided in R.

Menzies, Doing Violence: Psychiatric Discretion and the Prediction of Dangerousness, Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Google Cited by: Whereas 30 years ago we might have discussed this question of violence, dangerousness and fear in simple crime terms, it seems now that anxieties about criminal danger are part of.

Psychiatry is evil because in addition to imprisoning (forcibly "hospitalizing"), torturing and killing law-abiding people, damaging brains and causing neurological disease with psychiatric drugs, and ruining people's lives with psychiatric stigma, and deceiving to the public and law makers about what psychiatry is and can do, psychi­atrists.

Doing violence: Psychiatric discretion and the prediction of dangerousness. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, Canada.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, by: 1. Chapter 7. RESTRAINT OF THE FEW. The question of public safety deserves the focused efforts of everyone, including abolitionists.

Fear of "dangerousness" is at the heart of public acceptance for holding hundreds of thousands of people captives: the accused in jails, the convicted in the grip of indeterminate sentences and under the thumb of parole boards, and.

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Violence risk assessment is relevant to the field of law and psychology because it occurs at numerous junctures in the legal system, and it is one of the key areas of research and clinical practice in forensic psychology.

This entry reviews two primary approaches to risk assessment: unstructured and structured. Suggested Citation: "4 Prevention and Intervention." National Research Council. Understanding Violence Against Women. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / not completed high school, and only about one-fifth had some post-high-school education (Gondolf and Fisher, ).

Similarly, 45 percent of the New York. (Competency to stand trial)-Modern legal standard, all states use a variant of Dusky. -"It is not enough for the district judge to find that the 'defendant is oriented to time and place and has some recollection of events,' but that the test must be whether he has sufficient present ability to consult with his attorney with a reasonable degree of rational understanding - and whether he has a.

*fn61 See Christopher Slobogin, Dangerousness and Expertise, U. Rev. 97, () (“a clinician unfamiliar with the research literature on dangerousness prediction should not be. Introduction. It is a great honour to be invited to deliver the R.G. Myers Memorial lecture. My introduction to the wonderful work of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) came about in the early s when Dr Deidre Greig came to a medico-legal seminar I had helped organise at Monash by: 6.

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Gunn; mental abnormality and criminality - an uncertain relationship, H. Prins; mental disorder, intellectual deficiency and Author: Jill Peay.

Clinical Psychology 8th Edition By Trull – Test Bank. Chapter 5. According to the text, the research on clinical versus actuarial prediction of dangerousness; a. Identify at least one additional right over which hospital personnel tend to exercise much discretion.

Dangerousness, Confidentiality, and the Duty to Protect Dangerousness, Confidentiality, and the Duty to Protect McMahon, Marilyn Department of Legal Studies La Trobe University Concern for the possible legal liabilities of psychologists involved in the provision of services to the dangerous outpatient client has increased recently.

General Overviews. Early reviews of violence risk assessment tended to focus on failures in clinical prediction and consequent challenges to its use in legal arenas (Ennis and Litwack ).Additionally, reviews often attempted to specify what the important risk factors were (Douglas and Webster ).Over time, reviews shifted to explicating certain models of risk.

malpractice by mental health professionals, including failure to protect foreseeable victims of a patient’s violence, 13 invariably call for mental health expert testimony, as do commitment proceedings for the hospitalization of persons with mental disorders 14 or who are alleged to be dangerous sexual offenders.

15 1. Retrospective, contemporaneous, and prospective. (Diamond, The Psychiatric Prediction of Dangerousness ()) In the words of spokesmen for the psychiatric profession itself, "Unfortunately, this is the state of the art.

Neither psychiatrists nor anyone else have reliably demonstrated an ability to predict future violence or 'dangerousness.'. Summarizing the results of this research, the author of several such studies concluded: “It appears that psychiatrists cannot even predict accurately enough to be more often right than they are wrong;” Joseph Cocozza & Henry Steadman, The Failure of Psychiatric Predictions of Dangerousness: Clear and Convincing Evidence, 29 RUTGERS L.

"dangerousness" had conceptualized as a dichotomous variable (dangerous or not dangerous), whereas risk could be conceptualized on a continuum (from low to high). It is clear that a history of previous violence is strongly predictive of future violence.

(Diamond, The Psychiatric Prediction of Dangerousness ()) In the words of spokesmen for the psychiatric profession itself, "Unfortunately, this is the state of the art. Neither psychiatrists nor anyone else have reliably demonstrated an ability to predict future violence or `dangerousness.'.

Crossing the Quality Chasm defines “patient-centered care” as care that is “respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensur[es] that patient values guide all clinical decisions” (emphasis added) (IOM, ). A number of the rules for redesigning health care set forth in the Quality Chasm report (see Box in Chapter 2) relate.

In his groundbreaking book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker rails against the psychiatric and drug industries that have given rise to mental illness in America.

() Whitaker challenges the deep-seated belief that mental illness is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain and that psychiatric medication can improve a patient's. Ferguson, Pamela R ‘Smoke gets in your eyes ’: the criminalisation of smoking in enclosed public places, the harm principle and the limits of the criminal sanction.

Legal Studies, Vol. 31, Issue. 2, p. Cited by:   In a chilling ruling, the U.S. supreme court reversed a Kansas supreme court which invalidated the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act after holding that the Act ("civil commitment" of "sexually violent predators" who suffer from a "mental abnormality" or 'personality disorder") violates substantive due process by thinly disguising a punitive criminal proceeding.

Practicing in a jail or prison is a great way to serve one's community and society, and can be a rewarding career. Many of the above issues are outlined in a recent Psychiatric News article by Aaron Levin (Psychiatric News,pp.8,35).

Evidence-Based Sentencing to Improve Public Safety. and Reduce Recidivism. National Center for State Courts. Judge Roger K. Warren (Ret.) President Emeritus. The National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Evidence-Based Sentencing (EBS) curriculum was first developed as a model judicial education curriculum on EBS in partnership with the National Judicial College (NJC).

Cite as 14 C.D.O.S. In re ANDREW YOUNG, on Habeas Corpus. A In The Court of Appeal of the State of California. First Appellate District. iii Preface This report was commissioned by the UK National Audit Office (NAO).

Following RAND Europe’s report for the NAO on Interventions to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime, the NAO was interested in addressing similar, and similarly pressing, questions about violent crime. The objective of this study is to conduct a critical book review of the book entitled "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" written by Wes Moore () and published by Random House LLC.

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In his book Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life (Harper Collinsp. Civil Commitment and the Mental Health Care Continuum: Historical Trends and Principles for Law and Practice Involuntary civil commitment in the United States is.

The discretion not to charge must not be lightly used, Galligan writes, and public confidence is a serious factor in plea bargaining. treatment history, dangerousness, criminality—that could be explained by gender. [voir dire, admissibility of psychiatric evidence on Karla Homolka] [] OJ No.

DRS Court File No. /   Recidivism risk prediction instruments have been developed by criminologists over nearly a century and used for a variety of correctional purposes;9 their use in parole determinations dates back.

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In response, appellant again State v. attempted to punch and bite him and finally kicked him in the chest. Mayernik experienced some subsequent soreness and bruising from the kick.

During transport to the psychiatric unit, appellant tried to use her legs to stop the staff from moving her gurney. Handbook of Forensic Mental Health Services focuses on assessment, treatment, and policy issues regarding juveniles and adults in the criminal and civil systems.

Uniquely, this volume is designed for professionals who deliver mental health services, rather than researchers. Just like its parent series, its goal revolves around improving the quality of mental health care services Cited by: 1.Miller, K S & Radelet, M LExecuting the mentally ill: the criminal justice system and the case of alvin ford, SAGE Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, viewed 4 Maydoi: / Miller, Kent S and Michael L Radelet.

Executing the Mentally Ill: The Criminal Justice System and the Case of Alvin Ford. Rather, it is for the parole authority, not the courts, to decide, while exercising its "traditional broad discretion" (Dannenberg, supra, 34 Cal.4th at p. ), when, if ever, the commitment offense loses its predictive value on the issue of current dangerousness.

This point is particularly crucial, for permitting the courts to decide whether Author: Supreme Court of California.

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