Introduction

Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, historic, and policy issues related to mental disability issues in correctional settings.

Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons

Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the mental disability law issues in correctional settings (jails & prisons). Topics include the historical development of the constitutional right to correctional health and mental health care, issues involving staffing, transfer, record keeping, suicide prevention, the significance of professional standards, the relationship between correctional mental health care and community systems of care, monitoring, informed consent, risk assessment, and privatization of services. The grade is based on a midterm paper and a take-home final.

This upper-level substantive course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, historic, and policy issues related to mental disability issues in correctional settings.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Defense; Criminal Prosecution; Family Law; Government/Public Sector

3 Credits

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS

Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path

 

OTHER CRITERIA

Format

Credits

Graduation Requirements

X