Maria Liegghio and Shoshana Pollack. Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Conversations with a Criminalized Mind
The focus of this paper is on the conversations that occur when the ‘madman’ chooses to intersect and interact with the criminal justice system. In an eight month period, my brother, a graduate student in inorganic chemistry, setup a 200-plant, marijuana grow operation. His intention was to donate the proceeds to charities working for the rights of those most marginalised and oppressed within society. A week before cultivation, he turned himself into police. Structured in three parts, the paper presents conversations leading up to, during, and after contact was made with the criminal justice system. The first part explores conversations about the making of a mad mind versus the making of a criminal mind. The second part discusses the similar and competing interests of madness and criminality within society, and the third part explores the silenced and oppressed interests of the persons (brother/sister) at the borderlands between madness and criminality.
Neither Bad nor Mad … But Getting Angry! (Panel)
Kim Pate. Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Debbie Kilroy. Sisters Inside, Brisbane, Australia
Lisa Neve. Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Christine Lamont. Strength in Sisterhood, Vancouver
The panel will identify the range of issues in Canada, Australia and other jurisdictions, associated with the increased marginalization, victimization, criminalization and institutionalization of women and girls. with a particular focus on the psy-ing of women and the nature and impact of the use of solitary confinement as a penal response.
The Politics of Diagnosis I
Stuart A. Kirk. Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles
From Freud’s Science of Dreams to the DSM’s Dreams of Science
Using intensive case analysis, Freud argued that patients’ dreams could yield an understanding of the causes and mechanisms of psychopathology. Freud’s science of