Mental Health Treatment

It has become increasingly apparent that persons with mental health problems are overrepresented within criminal justice systems internationally. In addition to the offenders themselves, this reality has important implications for policy makers and professionals concerned with policing, criminal adjudication, community supervision of offenders, management of correctional institutions, and human rights. Depending on the individual case, mental health problems may be, to varying degrees, an impediment to, a cause, a correlate, or a consequence of interactions with the criminal justice system. Mental health treatment may take many forms but broadly refers to interventions intended to ameliorate problems in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Mental health treatment may be offered to address criminogenic factors or to facilitate criminal justice processes, but it may also be offered as ...

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