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Title: Working with Special Needs Offenders Correspondence Course: Book III, Mental Disorders
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929-310-67-5
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course is designed to provide the basic knowledge needed by correctional officers to deal effectively with special needs inmates who have a variety of medical, physical, mental, and psychological disabilities.
Abstract: The self-instructional format of the course allows correctional officers to study during their free time and work at their own pace. The course recognizes that the effective management of special needs offenders requires correctional officers to be aware of the most common types of inmate disabilities. Topics covered in the course include what to expect, how to monitor special needs offenders, when to call for help, and why special requirements may be imposed on correctional officers in managing such inmates. This third book of the course covers mental disorders. The specific focus is on inmates with mental handicaps or mental illnesses. Consideration is given to mental retardation, learning disabilities, inmate behavior, depression and suicide. Implications of the growing special needs population in corrections are discussed, and principles applied throughout the course are reviewed.
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training; Mentally ill inmates
Index Term(s): Inmate suicide; Learning disabilities; Mental disorders; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Special needs offenders
Note: See NCJ-136149 and NCJ-136150 for Books I and II, respectively, and NCJ-136152 for the final test.
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