Re Richard Bridge's posting, 01-Jan-00 - 03:12 PM:
I'm no authority on UK law (and I know RB's tongue was, at least partially, in his cheek), but
(a) isn't this "lacuna in law which prevents schizophrenics being detained for treatment or prevention" simply JUSTICE? That is, we don't lock up a man because of what he is, only for what he does and
(b) isn't there a process called sectioning which does permit a schizophrenic to be locked up before he does something?