Survey of facilities and programs for mentally disordered offenders
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Md .
Written in English


  • Psychiatric hospitals -- United States.,
  • Dangerously mentally ill -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Charlotte A. Kerr, Jeffrey A. Roth, with Thomas F. Courtless, Elyce H. Zenoff.
SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (ADM) 86-1493., DHHS publication -- no. (ADM) 86-1493.
ContributionsRoth, Jeffrey A., 1945-, Courtless, Thomas F., Zenoff, Elyce H., 1930-, National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 143 p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17786113M

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The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails is the first national survey of such treatment practices. It focuses on the problem of treating seriously mentally ill inmates who refuse treatment, usually because they lack awareness of their own illness and do not think they are sick. Language: English MeSH: Commitment of Mentally Ill*; Mental Disorders/rehabilitation*; Mental Health Services/organization & administration*; Prisons*; Rehabilitation Centers*; United States Publication Type(s): LegislationStatistics Notes: Companion v. to: Directory of programs and facilities for mentally disordered offenders. In its narrowest sense, "mentally disordered offender" refers to the approximately twenty thousand persons per year in the United States who are institutionalized as not guilty by reason of insanity, incompetent to stand trial, and mentally disordered sex offenders, as well as those prisoners transferred to mental hospitals. The real importance of mentally disordered offenders, however, may. This group, which comprises about 32% of the admissions of mentally disordered offenders (Steadman et al., ), is the group for which the largest body of research exists. Yet, as we shall see in this chapter, even this is quite by:

The present study examines the neuropsychological model of sexual offending proposed by Flor-Henry () in relation to a group of mentally disordered sex offenders and a control group of. The number of convicted offenders in the United States increases each year. The publication of a book devoted to treatment issues involving the mentally disordered offender population is timely inasmuch as the correctional population increased more than two and one-half times from to Author: C. Robert Showalter. For psychologists and psychiatrists working with offenders, this book examines the problems of criminal behavior as linked with mental disorder, including psychopathy, mental illness and mental handicap. Clinical assessment and clinical intervention for these three main groups will be explored, looking at details of practice, the programs themselves and their success rates. TOWARD REHABILITATION OF CRIMINALS: APPRAISAL OF STATUTORY TREATMENT OF MENTALLY DISORDERED RECIDIVISTS When an individual becomes socially dangerous, it is necessary for society to protect itself from his acts. The simplest device is merely to isolate the offender. Somewhat more complex, but of more positive value, is the recon-.

The treatment of mentally disordered offenders: A national survey of psychiatrists: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law Vol 20(4) , Henwood, C. N. (). Literacy and the rhetoric of cultural values: The case of a religious health services organization. book people at a high rate but hold them for a relatively short time—like the San Francisco facility Jackson studied. provide detoxification facilities and treatment programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. According to a survey, about ____ percent of mentally ill jail inmates received some form of mental. eral offending populations, the LSI-R was not developed for sexual offenders or mentally disordered offenders. The total number of checked items on LSI-R provides a total score; the higher the score, the greater the risk of criminal behavior. Correctional author-ities may use offenders’ scores on LSI-R to categorize them at three risk levels. A survey of 1, members of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), an advocacy group for families of individuals with serious mental illnesses, reported that 40 percent of the mentally ill family members had been in jail at some point in their lives Thus, it is fact, not hyperbole, that jails and prisons have become America.