Friday, August 29, 2014

Religious delusions and the criminal justice system

We all know about the often-incestuous connection between the court system and "mental health professionals."

I have recently learned that the psychological community is being encouraged to consider delusional religious beliefs as a normal part of patients' cultural experiences. This article provides a thorough summary:

Of course, the courts & prisons are benefiting nicely from this questionable mental-health development in that judges are allowed to forgo mental fitness evaluations based on a defendant's obvious religious delusions, and proceed straight to conviction. This article cites several examples:

What a boon for the privatized prison industrial complex!

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