Stephanie Mccrummen

For Stephanie Mccrummen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mental health courts seek to treat, rather than jail

Aug 25, 2013

Mental health courts seek to treat, rather than jail

The charge was stealing a tow truck. The defendant was a baby-faced 27-year-old in shorts and a Chicago Bulls jersey. His hair was slightly matted, wrists cuffed in front, hands clutching a brown paper bag, demeanor slackened by anti-psychotic medications. “Why don’t we take ...