Right to be Different, The: Deviance and Enforced Therapy

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Penguin Books
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Regular item
Year
1971
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The Right to Be Different considers all types of deviant individuals, showing that such people often express greater fear of imposed therapy than of criminal justice. Moreover, Dr. Kittrie makes it clear that, while our legal system safeguards the indivudual against police excesses, no such protection exists against the state of acting as therapist. In answer, he proposes a new "therapeutic bill of rights" to guard individual liberty against unbridled therapeutic enthusiasm.