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Jurisprudence

Montclair State University

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Organizations As Evil Structures, Cary Federman, Dave Holmes Jan 2006

Organizations As Evil Structures, Cary Federman, Dave Holmes

Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Nursing practice in forensic psychiatry opens new horizons in nursing. This complex, professional, nursing practice involves the coupling of two contradictory socioprofessional mandates: to punish and to provide care. The purpose of this chapter is to present nursing practice in a disciplinary setting as a problem of governance. A Foucauldian perspective allows us to understand the way forensic psychiatric nursing is involved in the governance of mentally ill criminals through a vast array of power techniques (sovereign, disciplinary, and pastoral), which posit nurses as “subjects of power.” These nurses are also “objects of power” in that nursing practice is constrained ...