Mental Illness in Crim Justice
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Goals: To develop an understanding of mental illness within the criminal justice system by examining research, public policy, history, and contemporary issues. Content: Students will understand how serious mental illness interacts with policing, courts, and corrections. Topics include the relationship between mental illness and crime, the criminalization of mental illness, mental illness in jails and prisons, evidence based practices for working with mentally ill offenders, de-escalation techniques for police officers, and prevention and intervention policies. Taught: Annually Prerequisite: CJFS 1120 or LGST 1110 Credits: 4
Peterson, Jillian, "CJFS3715-01.Mental Illness in Crim Justice.F16.Peterson,Jillian" (2016). Syllabi. 11361.