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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Foundational Issues

Editors: Jonsson, Egon, Clarren, Sterling, Binnie, Ian (Eds.)

  • Raises a number of ethical issues related to the basic foundations of criminal law, and the defense and sentencing of offenders with FASD
  • Explains the implications of FASD in an ethical and legal context
  • Provides suggestions for dealing ethically with offenders with FASD
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About this book

This book discusses how to deal ethically with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the police, courts and correctional services. Ethical and legal issues associated with the deficits of individuals with a brain disorders such as FASD are surfacing more and more frequently in criminal proceedings. People with FASD often have not been diagnosed and rarely exhibit any visible evidence of the disorder. It has been argued that this invisible disability puts them in a disadvantaged position in the justice system, since the awareness of this condition is limited. The need to identify and to address FASD more effectively and the many ethical issues this raises within the context of the law is increasingly acknowledged within judicial and legislative branches, as well as in government departments, agencies and community programs that provide services to those with FASD and their caretakers and families. This is the first book to give to elaborate on ethical and legal issues of FASD.

About the authors

Egon Jonsson is Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in Edmonton, Canada, and at the Department of Community Health Sciences,  University of Calgary. Until recently he was the CEO of the Institute of Health Economics, in Edmonton. He was trained at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, (PhD) and as a research associate at Harvard School of Public Health, US. Egon Jonsson is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and was a long time co-Editor of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. He was Executive Director and CEO of the Swedish Agency on Health Technology Assessment (SBU), and professor of health economics at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He later worked for WHO to establish The Health Evidence Network (HEN), and as a health policy advisor at the Ministry of Health in Hanoi, Vietnam. His main field of research is in health economics, health technology assessment, evaluation of prevention programs and health practices. His current research includes a range of topics in mental health, early child hood development, including many issues of FASD on which he has published extensively. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • FASD and Justice: An Historical Perspective

    Warren, Kenneth R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • FASD and the Denial of Equality

    Binnie, Ian

    Pages 23-35

  • Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Abnormal Brain Development – Findings from Basic Research

    Sulik, Kathleen K.

    Pages 37-48

  • Total Cost of FASD Including the Economics of FASD Associated with Crimes

    Thanh, Nguyen Xuan (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Understanding the Methods for Diagnosing FASD

    Clarren, Sterling

    Pages 69-75

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71755-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71754-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Book Subtitle
Foundational Issues
Editors
  • Egon Jonsson
  • Sterling Clarren
  • Ian Binnie
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71755-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71755-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71754-8
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 352
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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