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NCJ Number: NCJ 242742     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: A Literature Review
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Author(s): Anna L. S. Brandt
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:8  Dated:November - December 2012  Pages:541 to 558
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This article discusses the increase of inmates with mental illness.
Abstract: The number of mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system has increased dramatically. This article evaluates the prevalence and causes of mental illness in the criminal justice system and describes the inadequate care that is provided, the effects of imprisonment, and the problem of rehabilitation. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Mentally ill inmates
Index Term(s): Effects of imprisonment ; Mental health ; Needs assessment ; Inmate treatment
Type: Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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