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The Resource Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness, Alisa Roth

Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness, Alisa Roth

Label
Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness
Title
Insane
Title remainder
America's criminal treatment of mental illness
Statement of responsibility
Alisa Roth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons America has made mental illness a crime. 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. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. 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. 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. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • April 02, 2018
  • February 01, 2018
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Kirkus Books of Special Note
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Alisa
Dewey number
364.3/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6133
LC item number
.R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • People with mental disabilities and crime
  • Criminals
Label
Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness, Alisa Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018933315
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 312 pages cm
Isbn
9780465094196
Lccn
2018933315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465094196
  • (OCoLC)1000583768
Label
Insane : America's criminal treatment of mental illness, Alisa Roth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018933315
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 312 pages cm
Isbn
9780465094196
Lccn
2018933315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465094196
  • (OCoLC)1000583768

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