Apr 19, 2019  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

CRJU 290 - Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CRJU 201 and CRJU 202
This course provides an in-depth look at mental health in the criminal justice system. The social construction of mental illness is analyzed both historically and currently to better understand the treatment of the mentally ill in institutions. Specifically, this course discusses the criminalization of individuals with mental illnesses, the process of deinstitutionalization, law enforcement responses to the mentally ill, applicable legal issues, mental health in jail and prison, and re-entry for individuals with mental health issues. (CMCL; CSOC; CWRT)