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NCJ Number: 156887 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Handbook for Working With Mentally Disordered Offenders
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 170
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: Federal Judicial Ctr
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook, designed for the use of Federal probation and pretrial services officers, provides information on selected mental health disorders and strategies for identifying and supervising mentally disordered offenders.
Abstract: The first chapter contains clinical information on selected mental health disorders, ranging from major depression and bipolar disorders to phobias, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and contains general strategies for supervising mentally disordered offenders with a particular disorder. The second chapter discusses treatment and supervision issues vis-a-vis dually diagnosed offenders, i.e., those who suffer both from a mental health disorder and alcohol or drug abuse. The handbook discusses various psychotropic medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants; concerns related to child molesters; the correlation between violence and mental health disorders; and national and State mental health treatment resources. The handbook also lists training videos. 1 appendix, and 32 references
Main Term(s): Mentally ill offenders
Index Term(s): Pretrial procedures; Probation; Probation or parole officer training
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