PSYC 381: Mental Illness and Criminal Justice

PSYC 381-001: Mental Illness/Criminal Justic
(Fall 2021)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW

Enterprise Hall 178

Section Information for Fall 2021

Follows the journey of five individuals diagnosed with severe mental illnesses from the day they commit a crime until one year after their final court date. The trajectory of each individual is unique and, taken together, encompasses, arrest, law enforcement response, post-booking options, jail mental health treatment, navigating legal options, correctional mental health treatment, trial, adjudication, and incarceration and release options in addition to establish other means through which the criminal justice system diverts and responds to the needs of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines the frequent intersection of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and the criminal justice system. Includes case studies that demonstrate possible judicial, therapeutic, correctional, and post-adjudication outcomes. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 325.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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