Words Will Never Hurt? Media Stigmatisation of People with Mental Illnesses in the Criminal Justice Context
Monash University - Faculty of Law
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 4, 2010
Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/54
This article explores the nature of mental illness stigma and its possible relationship to the excessive numbers of people with mental illnesses receiving convictions and sentences in the criminal justice system rather than compassion and treatment within the mental health system. The article proposed a range of mechanisms for correcting this imbalance by challenging mental illness stigma.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: mentall illness, stigma, criminal justice system, mental health system
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K14, K19, K20, K29, K30, K39, K40, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 18, 2011
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