Mental Health and Justice brings together a unique collaboration to address two fundamental duties: the duty to protect people in contexts where they can be vulnerable, and the duty to respect their agency and autonomy.
As law in this area commits to human rights and as the international dimension presses, sharp new challenges have arisen and now is the time to take up the collaborative challenge.
King’s College London
supported by the Wellcome Trust
Mental Health & Justice comprises 6 inter-related research strands involving clinical experts, lawyers, philosophers, neuro-scientists, social scientists and service-users.
The 6 Work Streams
2017 Annual Sowerby Lecture
9 November 2017
Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic perspectives
Psychiatry has long attracted interpretations from cool, detached perspectives valuing objectivity (Kraepelin, Freud, Beck) to hotter, embodied perspectives valuing subjectivity (Reil, Laing, Foucault)...