Why #DSM5 – and its underlying assumptions on #socioeconomics and #security agendas – needs an urgent re-examination

I first made this thought experiment in a rather clumpily expressed assignment for my dissertation supervisor’s module, “Crime, Power and Victimisation”, last May 2017.

This can be found here:  

https://www.academia.edu/34691776/Schizophrenality_and_crimes_of_the_powerful_the_diagnosis_of_schizophrenia_for_criminal_justice_ends

Particularly relevant to today’s post is the embedded PowerPoint of auto-ethnographic method, from page 22 onwards.

Last night I tried out the #thread facility on Twitter, and it felt a pretty handy way of producing an online PowerPoint.  So here it is below.  Just click on the first tweet and the remaining will appear.  Comments are more than welcome – here or there.  

I think its approach this time round is more admissible, laying out a series of facts and events which may have all played contributory parts in a sadly wider picture in the field of mental distress in English-speaking societies, where socioeconomics and security agendas are clearly fully shared.

It is my goal over the next year to start a debate – informed and evidence-based, always – on tools which may be being used by the powerful in order that they might achieve their criminal goals without resort to the very public sphere of Criminal Justice to process them.

I hope you will find this journey engaging and useful.

I look forward to your responses.

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