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Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018) (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018). Journal of Adult Protection, 22(4), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-03-2020-0009

Purpose This paper examines reform of mental health legislation in England and Wales. It covers the period from the introduction of the 1983 MHA to the proposed reforms out-lined in the Wessley Review that was published in December, 2018. Design/me... Read More about Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018).

Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime (2020)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2020). Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime. In P. Taylor, S. Morley, & J. Powell (Eds.), Mental Health and Punishments : critical perspectives in theory and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351240611-4

The link between mental illness, violence and other offending remains an area of controversy. The debate can become polarised around two extremes: that no such link exists or the mentally ill as a group are violent. This chapter will place these deba... Read More about Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime.

Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 62, 100408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100408

This paper is written in response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s (2018) Kicked to the Curb: The triangular trade of neoliberal polity, social insecurity, and penal expul-sion. Using the “triangular trade” that underpinned chattel slavery as an analytical m... Read More about Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb.

Mental health services and community care : a critical history (2020)
Book
Cummins, I. (2020). Mental health services and community care : a critical history. Bristol: Policy Press

This critical interdisciplinary study charts the modern history of mental health services, reflects upon the evolution of care in communities, and considers the most effective policies and practices for the future. Starting with the development of... Read More about Mental health services and community care : a critical history.

Policing, vulnerability and mental health (2020)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2020). Policing, vulnerability and mental health. In J. McDaniel, K. Moss, & K. Pease (Eds.), Policing and Mental Health: theory, policy and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429470882-13

Police forces across the world have played an increasing role in responding to mental health crises and emergency situations. This chapter will examine the debates about whether this is an appropriate role for police officers, who on the whole have l... Read More about Policing, vulnerability and mental health.

Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care. Critical and Radical Social Work, 8(1), 77-93. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986020x15783175560038

This article will argue that Nancy Fraser’s (2017, 2019) notion of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ provides a conceptual lens that can be effective in the development of a critical analysis of mental health policy in England and Wales during the period o... Read More about Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care.

Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care. Critical and Radical Social Work, 8(1), 77-93. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986020X15783175560038

This article will argue that Nancy Fraser’s notion of “progressive neoliberalism” (Fraser, 2017, 2019) provides a conceptual lens that can be effective in the development of a critical analysis of mental health policy in England and Wales during the... Read More about Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care.