Title

Sentencing Mentally Disordered Offenders: Lessons from the US and Singapore

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Abstract

Mentally disordered offenders pose a unique challenge to criminal justice systems. Worldwide there is an observable trend of having a significant and rising number of mentally disordered offenders in prisons and other detention facilities. This article seeks to address how mentally disordered offenders are sentenced in the US and in Singapore, and discusses whether the present approach to sentencing suitably addresses the broad goals of the criminal justice system while taking into account the situation of mentally disordered offenders.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Criminal Procedure

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

434

Last Page

462

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

Additional URL

http://journalsonline.academypublishing.org.sg/Journals/Singapore-Academy-of-Law-Journal/e-Archive/ctl/eFirstPublicAbstractView/mid/495/ArticleId/545?Citation=(2011)+23+SAcLJ+434