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Criminal Responsibility when Schizophrenia Harms Others

Criminal Responsibility when Schizophrenia Harms Others

Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi, a Registered Psychologist in Ontario, Canada, [email protected], holds the PhD from York University. Dr. Chris Summerville is CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, www.schizophrenia.ca, and Executive Director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. She talks about the killing of her son by a woman living with mental illness. He talks about the work of the Society as it relates to killings by individuals living with schizophrenia, and about the questions it receives relating to these killings. They discuss how criminal justice systems deal with individuals living with serious mental illnesses who have killed someone, and the care provided by healthcare systems care for these individuals. They examine the principle of “Not Criminally Responsible”. They talk about the changes they want or don’t want to see in criminal justice systems and healthcare systems. They say what more they would like to do and see done to bring the changes they want to see.

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