The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders

Spruin, E. and Siesmaa, B. (2016) The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders. In: Klein, A., ed. Crime and Criminal Behaviour. Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 11-30 ISBN 9781634855662

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Abstract

Although most traditional criminological perspectives contend that offender’s interpretation of events hold little importance to understanding the actual crime, the narrative approach seeks to explain crime as a function of the stories offenders interpret from their actions. The current chapter therefore investigates the potential of using an offender’s criminal as a means of providing insight into the motivation and intention of offenders to act. In particular, the chapter explores the research on the criminal narratives of general offending populations, and introduces new insight into Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs), and the impact various mental disorders may have on the structure of criminal narratives.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0512 Psychopathology. Mental disorders
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Liz Spruin
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 09:32
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 15:40
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14607

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