Mental Health Services In Criminal Justice System Settings

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In addition to advising judicial decision-makers by assessing such issues as pre-trial competency, insanity, and dangerousness, mental health professionals working in criminal justice system settings manage and treat mentally ill and substance abusing offenders on a daily basis. This work may involve either institutional treatments or community-based programs. The purpose of this bibliography is to collect the professional literature from numerous disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, education, and social work, that addresses the theoretical, empirical, and practice-related issues encountered by mental health researchers and practitioners in developing and providing services to mentally ill and substance abusing offenders in criminal justice system settings. There are over 1250 annotated citations and author and subject indexes to facilitate access to the resources listed.

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Collects 1264 annotated citations to articles, chapters, and books deemed to be useful to mental health practitioners working in the criminal Justice system. Citations are drawn from well-known sources as well as lesser-known or discontinued journals such as the and . The entries are organized into such categories as assessment and classification of offenders, institution- and community-based programs and services, prison suicide, sex offenders, professional and ethical issues, and adolescent and female offenders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

RODNEY VAN WHITLOCK is a community psychologist in private practice.

BERNARD LUBIN is Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Table of Contents

1 Mental Disorders (Axis I) 1
2 Antisocial and Other Personality Disorders 15
3 Assessment and Classification of Offenders 23
4 Institution-Based Programs and Services 37
5 Community-Based Programs and Services 53
6 Local Justice System Issues 65
7 Individual Psychotherapy 81
8 Group, Marital, and Family Therapy 85
9 Jail and Prison Suicide 91
10 Violence and Aggression 99
11 Sex Offenders 115
12 Adolescent Offenders 131
13 Female Mentally Ill Offenders 141
14 Professional and Ethical Issues 149
15 Education and Training 161
Author Index 165
Subject Index 183
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