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Punishing the Mentally Ill: Human Rights Concerns in Canadian Immigration Detention Policy & Practice

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posted on 22.05.2021, 09:20 by Laroux Peoples
Canadian prisons house persons who have never committed a crime but who have immigration problems and mental illness. This paper explores why this is happening by reviewing current immigration legislation, past policy shifts, public opinion about immigrants and persons with a mental illness, and the role of political elites and the media in shaping the issues.

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Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Immigration and Settlement Studies

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

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