NPR’s Talk of the Nation has a short audio item on the question of predicting and preventing violent behaviour. The issue of compelling mental health treatment to prevent for future crimes is raised.
Interviewed is John Monahan, a professor of law and professor of psychology and psychiatric medicine at the University of Virginia Law School. A member of the MacArthur Research Network, he coedited with Henry J. Steadman Violence and Mental Disorder: Developments in Risk Assessment (University of Chicago Press, 1994).
Assess the item at: Mental Health, the Law and Predicting Violence.