The Discovery of the Asylum

Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic

Author: David J. Rothman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351483641

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 3627

This is a masterful effort to recognize and place the prison and asylums in their social contexts. Rothman shows that the complexity of their history can be unraveled and usefully interpreted. By identifying the salient influences that converged in the tumultuous 1820s and 1830s that led to a particular ideology in the development of prisons and asylums, Rothman provides a compelling argument that is historically informed and socially instructive. He weaves a comprehensive story that sets forth and portrays a series of interrelated events, influences, and circumstances that are shown to be connected to the development of prisons and asylums. Rothman demonstrates that meaningful historical interpretation must be based upon not one but a series of historical events and circumstances, their connections and ultimate consequences. Thus, the history of prisons and asylums in the youthful United States is revealed to be complex but not so complex that it cannot be disentangled, described, understood, and applied.This reissue of a classic study addresses a core concern of social historians and criminal justice professionals: Why in the early nineteenth century did a single generation of Americans resort for the first time to institutional care for its convicts, mentally ill, juvenile delinquents, orphans, and adult poor? Rothman's compelling analysis links this phenomenon to a desperate effort by democratic society to instill a new social order as it perceived the loosening of family, church, and community bonds. As debate persists on the wisdom and effectiveness of these inherited solutions, The Discovery of the Asylum offers a fascinating reflection on our past as well as a source of inspiration for a new century of students and professionals in criminal justice, corrections, social history, and law enforcement.

Back to the Asylum

The Future of Mental Health Law and Policy in the United States

Author: John Q. LaFond,Mary L. Durham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198022206

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 703

Today, American mental health law and policy promote the restoring of "law and order" in the community rather than protecting civil liberties for the individual. This compelling book recounts how and why mental health law is being reshaped to safeguard society rather than mentally ill citizens. The authors, both experts in the field, convincingly demonstrate how rapidly changing American values ignited two very different visions of justice for the mentally ill. They argue that during the "Liberal era"-- from 1960 to 1980-- Americans staunchly supported civil liberties for all, particularly for disadvantaged citizens like the mentally ill. Also, criminal law provided ample opportunities for mentally ill offenders to avoid criminal punishment for their crimes, and restrictive civil commitment laws made it difficult to hospitalize the mentally disabled against their will. During the "Neoconservative era"--from 1980 on-- however, the public demanded new laws as a result of the rise in crime and the increasing number of homeless in communities. These changes make it much more difficult for mentally ill offenders to escape criminal blame and far easier to put disturbed citizens into hospitals against their will. Back to the Asylum accurately describes how this abrupt shift in from protecting individual rights to protecting the community has had a major impact on the mentally ill. It examines these legal changes in their broader social context and offers a provocative analysis of these law reforms. Finally, this timely work forecasts the future of mental health law and policy as America enters the twenty-first century.


Author: Arthur J. Robinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595344852

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 4424

A young mother commits suicide in a 19th century asylum after her child is taken away from her. The child is sent to Canada and, generations later, her descendant comes to Britain to investigate her family. Her quest takes place among the many human stories being acted out by the people who work and use the public library which is in the old asylum building.

The Asylum

A Novel

Author: John Harwood

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544003292

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9133

In this “deliciously spooky” Victorian Gothic, a woman’s past could be the death of her—if she can remember it (The New York Times Book Review). Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England, with no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London. Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? Which woman is the imposter? From a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of the asylum, the perilous quest for answers draws Georgina only deeper into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival, and her sanity, depend. “Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . A splendid read!” —Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice “Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands.” —The Independent “Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again. . . . Twisted in every sense of the word.” —Booklist

The Asylum

Author: L J Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444910027

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1634

Trust has never come easily to Stefan and Damon, but now that Samuel-- a vampire from Katherine's past bent on revenge--is determined to ruin their lives, the Salvatores must join forces to defeat their foe. Samuel has already ruined Stefan's chances at a normal life, and now he's framing Damon for the Jack the Ripper murders, too. With the help of Cora, a human girl, Stefan and Damon track Samuel from the glittering ballrooms of London to the city's asylum, which Samuel uses for his own nefarious purposes. However, while finding Samuel is easy, Damon and Stefan quickly learn that stopping him may be nearly impossible. Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the fifth book in the Stefan's Diaries series raises the stakes for the Salvatore brothers as they face unimaginable threats. Fans of the Vampire Diaries series and the hit television show won't be able to put the latest Salvatore adventure down.


When one indulges in insanity there's bound to be an Asylum

Author: Benjamin Lopez

Publisher: Benjamin Lopez


Category: Fiction

Page: 4

View: 9079

This is essentually some short story. Inspired by Edward Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Though in this short story there are a few twist.

Wonderland, Band 12 - Asylum - Blut & Wahnsinn

Author: Pat Shand,Raven Gregory

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3736731884

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 146

View: 4609

Von ihrer Mutter getrennt irrt Violet Liddle durch das Wunderland - die blutlüsterne dunkle Grinsekatze immer hart auf ihren Fersen. Noch weiß Violet nicht, dass sie bald ein düsteres Geheimnis lüften wird, das die Festen des Wunderlandes und die der Liddle-Familie erschüttern wird. Willkommen im Irrenhaus!

The Ethics and Politics of Asylum

Liberal Democracy and the Response to Refugees

Author: Matthew J. Gibney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009379

Category: Law

Page: 287

View: 2769

Over the last two decades, asylum has become a highly charged political issue across developed countries. This book draws upon political and ethical theory and an examination of the experiences of the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia to consider how to respond to the challenges of asylum. In addition to explaining why asylum has emerged as such a key political issue, it provides a compelling account of how states could move towards implenting morally defensible responses to refugees.

Raumschiff Promet - Die Abenteuer der Shalyn Shan 22: Flucht aus Luna Asylum

Author: Andreas Zwengel,Olaf Kemmler

Publisher: BLITZ-Verlag

ISBN: 3957194725

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 8636

Um das ferne Sternensystem Orchon kreist eine gigantische Trümmerwolke, Überreste einer Raumschlacht, die hier vor vielen Tausend Jahren getobt hat und bei der ein Sternenvolk vernichtet wurde. Auf Terra stellt Zizzi Moses eine Eingreiftruppe zum Meeresgrund zusammen, um gegen die Organisation WAVE anzutreten. Dazu benötigt sie die Unterstützung eines Mannes, der als Gefangener in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis auf dem Mond festsitzt. Die Printausgabe umfasst 150 Buchseiten.

Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal

A Sociology of Rights

Author: Lydia Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136996486

Category: Law

Page: 184

View: 8384

Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal: A Sociology of Rights puts forward the argument that rights must be understood as part of a social process: a terrain for strategies of inclusion and exclusion but also of contestation and negotiation. Engaging debate about how ‘cosmopolitan’ principles and practices may be transforming national sovereignty, Lydia Morris explores this premise through a case study of legal activism, civil society mobilisation, and judicial decision-making. The book documents government attempts to use destitution as a deterrent to control asylum numbers, and examines a series of legal challenges to this policy, spanning a period both before and after the Human Rights Act. Lydia Morris shows how human rights can be used as a tool for radical change, and in so doing proposes a multi-layered 'model' for understanding rights. This incorporates political strategy, public policy, civil society mobilisation, judicial decision-making, and their public impact, and advances a dynamic understanding of rights as part of the recurrent encounter between principles and politics. Rights are therefore seen as both a social product and a social force.

The Asylum

Author: Johan Theorin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127823

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6486

FROM THE WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2010 FOR THE DARKEST ROOM 'A compelling and scary psychological thriller' - Sunday Mirror Who amongst us can really say they’re sane? Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It’s linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country. And Jan has complicated reasons for being here. There’s something he’s not telling people about his past. And there’s someone in the asylum who he really wants to see . . .

Voices from the asylum

Author: Michael Lyon Glenn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 9491

Asylum And International Law

Author: S. Prakash Sinha

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789024750634

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 1393

New Regionalism and Asylum Seekers

Challenges Ahead

Author: Susan Kneebone,Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845453442

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 7240

Includes statistical tables.

Tampering with Asylum

A Universal Humanitarian Problem

Author: Frank Brennan

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702235818

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 317

View: 7413

In August 2001 a Norwegian vessel, the MV Tampa, picked up 433 asylum seekers from a boat sinking in international waters between Australia and Indonesia. What the Howard government did in response created waves internationally. This revised edition includes an epilogue bringing the book up to date with the latest developments. The epilogue covers the Cornelia Rau and Vivian Alvarez Solon cases, Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou's successful campaign to get children out of detention centres, and much more. (To find out why Frank wrote Tampering with Asylum and also to view the List of Contents visit the Fact Sheet)

The Asylum

The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market

Author: Leah McGrath Goodman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062042323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 7566

The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind America’s oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory. In the tradition of Too Big to Fail and Liar’s Poker, author Leah McGrath Goodman tells the amazing-but-true story of a band of struggling, hardscrabble traders who, after enduring decades of scorn from New York’s stuffy financial establishment, overcame more than a century of failure, infighting, and brinksmanship to build the world’s reigning oil empire—entirely by accident.

The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

Author: Liza Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761825

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 4955

All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice.

Inside the Asylum

Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think

Author: Jed L. Babbin

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895260888

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 4473

A former Undersecretary of Defense for the first Bush administration strongly advises the United States to withdraw support from the United Nations, arguing that it, with the European Union countries, undermines American interests.

Cholera in the Asylum

Reports on the Origin and Progress of Pestilential Cholera, in the West-Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum, During the Autumn of 1848; and on the Previous State of the Institution

Author: Thomas Giordani Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cholera

Page: 136

View: 5519