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Social work and the penal state (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2016). Social work and the penal state. European Journal of Social Work, 20(1), 54-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2016.1206850

The Criminal Justice System (CJS) has historically been a key site of social work intervention. Wacquant (2008, 2009a and 2009b) argues that the growth of social insecurity and the expansion of the penal state are endogenous features of the neo-liber... Read More about Social work and the penal state.

Putting diagnosis into brackets : Franco Basaglia, radical psychiatry, and contemporary mental health services (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2016). Putting diagnosis into brackets : Franco Basaglia, radical psychiatry, and contemporary mental health services. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 26(3), 187-199. https://doi.org/10.1177/1054137316659206

Mental health services in England and Wales are facing a crisis. The vision of properly funded, flexible, and service-user focused community-based services, that was one of the key drivers of deinstitutionalization, has never been realized. This arti... Read More about Putting diagnosis into brackets : Franco Basaglia, radical psychiatry, and contemporary mental health services.

From hero of the counterculture to risk assessment : a consideration of two portrayals of the “psychiatric patient” (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2016). From hero of the counterculture to risk assessment : a consideration of two portrayals of the “psychiatric patient”. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 26(2), 111-123. https://doi.org/10.1177/1054137316649734

This article is based on a comparative thematic analysis of two novels that explore the experiences of institutional psychiatric care. Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic of modern U.S. literature. It is argued here th... Read More about From hero of the counterculture to risk assessment : a consideration of two portrayals of the “psychiatric patient”.

Mental health and the criminal justice system : a social work perspective (2016)
Book
Cummins, I. (2016). Mental health and the criminal justice system : a social work perspective. Critical Publishing Ltd

The Criminal Justice System is becoming a de facto provider of mental health care, according to a series of recent prison inspections and reports on policing and mental illness which have highlighted the crisis in mental health services. However, th... Read More about Mental health and the criminal justice system : a social work perspective.

Wacquant, urban marginality, territorial stigmatization and social work (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2016). Wacquant, urban marginality, territorial stigmatization and social work. Aotearoa New Zealand social work (Online), 28(2), 75-83. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol28iss2id226

Loic Wacquant is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has written extensively on issues related to urban poverty, race and the expansion of the use of imprisonment. Wacquant is heavily influenced by the wor... Read More about Wacquant, urban marginality, territorial stigmatization and social work.

The strange case of Ian Stuart Brady and the Mental Health Review Tribunal (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I., Foley, M., & King, M. (2016). The strange case of Ian Stuart Brady and the Mental Health Review Tribunal. ˜The œInternet journal of criminology,

Haggerty (2009) argues that serial killing is essentially a phenomenon of modernity. One of the key features of modernity is the role of mass media and the rise of celebrity culture. He suggests that there is a symbiotic relationship between the medi... Read More about The strange case of Ian Stuart Brady and the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Policing and street triage (2016)
Journal Article
Cummins, I., & Edmondson, D. (2016). Policing and street triage. Journal of Adult Protection, 18(1), 40-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-03-2015-0009

Purpose – In his recent report, Lord Adebowale (2013) described mental health issues as “core police business”. The recent retrenchment in mental health and wider public services mean that the demands on the police in this area are likely to incre... Read More about Policing and street triage.