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Crime & Illness - FREE debate in London, Wednesday 19 March, 6pm

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  • Rosemary Moore
    FREE debate open to all (taperecording available) CRIME & ILLNESS - The thin blue line? The 20th Maudsley Debate co-organised by the Insitute of Psychiatry
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2003
      FREE debate open to all (taperecording available)

      CRIME & ILLNESS - The thin blue line?
      The 20th Maudsley Debate co-organised by the Insitute of Psychiatry
      http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/IoP/News/mdebates.shtml
      and Spiked on-line http://www.spiked-online.co.uk/events/default.htm

      Wednesday, 19 March, at 6pm, Refreshments at 5.30pm
      venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park,
      Denmark Hill, SE5 8AF
      map: http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/IoP/where.shtml

      Taperecording available at £20 from
      http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/iop/AdminSup/MedSup/index.shtml
      Media Support Unit
      Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, De Crespigny Park, London
      SE5 8AF, UK
      Tel: +44(0)20 7848 0326
      Fax: +44(0)20 7848 0954
      E-Mail: msu@...

      THE MOTION:
      Crime & llness: the thin blue line?
      THIS HOUSE BELIEVE THAT CRIMINALS NEED TREATMENT NOT PUNISHMENT

      FOR the motion:
      JOHN GUNN, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry
      CHRISTOPHER CORDESS, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of
      Sheffield

      AGAINST the motion:
      BRENDAN O'NEILL, Assistant Editor, Spiked on-line
      http://www.spiked-online.co.uk/
      and personal weblog at http://www.boneill.blogspot.com/
      Prof PHILIP BEAN, Director, Midlands Centre for Criminology & Criminal
      Justice

      More details in letter of invitation from Professor Robin Murray:

      "March 2003
      Dear Colleague/Friend

      20th Maudsley Debate - Wednesday 19th March
      Crime and illness: the thin blue line?
      This house believes that criminals need treatment not punishment

      On Wednesday 19 March 2003, the online publication spiked
      (www.spiked-online.com) and the Institute of Psychiatry are organising a
      debate entitled 'Crime and illness: the thin blue line?

      The motion 'This house believes that criminals need treatment not
      punishment' will be proposed by John Gunn, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry,
      IOP and Christopher Cordess, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of
      Sheffield

      Opposing the motion will be Brendan O'Neill, Assistant Editor, SPIKED and
      Professor Philip Bean, director, Midlands Centre for Criminology and
      Criminal Justice.

      Brendan O'Neill says: 'To say that crime is an illness and that criminals
      need treatment is to deny that people can take responsibility for their
      actions. It also suggests that criminals never really finish serving their
      debt to society, but instead need lifelong help to keep them on the straight
      and narrow. Wardens already have the key to prisoners' cells - they
      shouldn't have the key to prisoners' souls as well.'

      Christopher Cordess says: 'The criminal population consists of largely
      marginalised people. They are the victims of our society, as well as the
      victimisers. The majority of
      offenders need to be provided with better solutions to their life problems,
      including education, job training, rehabilitation, and sociotherapy for
      relationship difficulties, as well as more specific treatments for mental
      disorder. This may require a limitation on freedom.'

      We hope you will be able to join us at The Wolfson Lecture Theatre,
      Institute of Psychiatry at 6.00pm on the 19th of March for what promises to
      be an interesting and lively debate. Please note that tickets will be
      issued on arrival on a 'first come, first served basis'.

      Yours sincerely,
      Robin M Murray
      Professor of Psychiatry

      NB. If you would prefer to receive future debates information by e-mail,
      please contact Carole Dockett at mailto:c.docket@... "



      posted by rosemary
      Surrey UK
      www.mentalmagazine.co.uk
      "Campaigning for good health & social care...it's for everyone"
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