Should we be using ‘special’ offences to prosecute crimes against disabled people? – UK Human Rights Blog

“Eleven Winterbourne View staff have pleaded guilty to 38 charges of ill-treatment and neglect of a mental health patient under s127 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA). In this post I want to consider why we need ‘special’ offences like s127 MHA and also s44 Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), rather than prosecuting crimes in care settings using more ‘mainstream’ offences.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th August 2012