Black people and secure psychiatric facilities

Boast, Neil; Chesterman, Paul
March 1995
British Journal of Criminology;Spring95, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p218
Academic Journal
Investigates the over-representation of Afro-Caribbeans and Africans in secure psychiatric hospitals. Ethnicity; Mental Health Act of 1983; Compulsory hospital detention of mentally ill persons; Concepts of mental illness; Psychiatric diagnosis and cultural factors; Role of behavioral disturbance; Concept of insight; Perceptions of personality; Correlation between social deprivation and psychiatric admission rates.


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