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    Arsonist Case Study

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    death. In many cases in attempting to link psychiatric abnormalities to the arsonists have been focused on sexual motivation for firesetting. This psychiatric flaw has been linked to urination, homosexuality and cruelty to animals in the childhoods of firesetters have all been documented. Those who set fires other than for profit are frequently called pyromaniacs. In the first research article, Firesetters Admitted to a Maximum Security Psychiatric Institution published in the Journal of…

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    Unsung Heroes of Psychiatric Wards The cliche phrase ‘don 't judge a book by its cover’ has been around for generations. Who would have guessed that one of America’s most loved movie stars and sex icons, Marilyn Monroe, had depression and a form of schizophrenia? In One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey proves that people with mental illness should not be frowned upon because they do not fit in with the rest of the cookie-cutter society. Kesey uses a realist approach to make people…

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    their vulnerability. A study conducted by the Hospital and Community Psychiatry found 43% of fatal accidents among the homeless community were caused by their own impaired thinking (7). How do individuals with mental illnesses become homeless? Studies show that homelessness among the mentally ill is strongly correlated with fewer hospital beds dedicated to those who have psychiatric disorders. The decrease in availability of psychiatric hospital beds has led to an increase in crimes and…

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    Mentally Ill Prisoners South Carolina mental health state hospital had to close their doors due to limited funding in the state budget to keep the facility open. As a result, some of the patients were transitioned into a short term area mental health hospital and they were later released into the communities. Some of the patients did poorly when transitioned into the communities and were later found to be trouble with the judicial system. They would go out and commit crimes such as trespassing,…

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    Recent studies show that 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental illness, this includes depression. Last year, almost 44 million adults experienced a mental illness. Mental illness is a medical condition which disrupts the individual’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to other people and their daily functioning. People with mental illnesses, most of the time, cannot understand what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, I feel that mentally ill offenders should not be held responsible for…

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    At any point in a criminal proceeding that a defendant shows signs of mental illness, his competence to proceed to stand trial may be questioned. In theory, the requirement that a criminal defendant be mentally competent before the trial can proceed assures that the defendant will receive a fair trial (Morris et al. 2004). The Supreme Court has long considered a competency to be a right of the criminal defendant in court. The defendant 's awareness and sanity must be intact to have him stand…

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    needs. In earlier years, mental illness was seen as “demonic possessions or religious punishment” () Families and churches were responsible for caring for people with mental illness due to the stigmas of mental illness. But in the 1700s, the first hospital was introduced in Williamsburg, Virginia (). It sounds like a shift towards benefitting people with mental illness, when in fact it was the opposite. They were built to seclude mentally ill people from the rest of the society and they were…

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    The first public British psychiatric asylums began to surface in the early 17th century and their questionable treatment of patients continues to be the spark of controversy. In the beginning, large Victorian public asylums were advertised with curative treatments and benevolent therapies with a emphasis on humanity (Hand). With this assurance that Victorian people’s mentally ill family, friends, and peers would be receiving sufficient care, these institutions gained a considerable amount of…

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    State Hospital Reform

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    the United States to state mental hospitals. An important individual in the reforming of America's mental institutions was a Massachusetts schoolteacher named Dorothea Lynde Dix. In her investigations of the privately funded institutions for the mentally ill that were only available for the wealthy, she discovered horrendous living conditions. Therefore she advocated for publicly funded state hospitals (Millon et al., 2004). As a result of her efforts state hospitals were formed in thirty…

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    However as author Beynon states, “There is no evidence that expensive hospitals improve treatment outcome” (Jonathan). The justice system have begun to establish a system that can adjudicate patients with mental health issue. For example Stephen Allen exclaims “Over one hundred health courts have been established in the United…

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