Correctional policy for offenders with mental illness: creating a new paradigm for recidivism reduction.

@article{Skeem2011CorrectionalPF,
  title={Correctional policy for offenders with mental illness: creating a new paradigm for recidivism reduction.},
  author={Jennifer Lynne Skeem and Sarah M Manchak and Jillian K. Peterson},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={110-26}
}
Offenders with mental illness have attracted substantial attention over the recent years, given their prevalence and poor outcomes. A number of interventions have been developed for this population (e.g., mental health courts). They share an emphasis on one dimension as the source of the problem: mental illness. Their focus on psychiatric services may poorly match the policy goal of reducing recidivism. In this article, we use research to evaluate (a) the effectiveness of current interventions… CONTINUE READING
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