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Forensic Mental Health: Framing Integrated Solutions

  • Author: Michele P. Bratina
  • ISBN: 9781138935396
  • Publisher: Routledge Publishing
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 314 pages
  • Language: English

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Forensic Mental Health: Framing Integrated Solutions describes a criminal justice–mental health nexus that touches every population—juvenile and adult male and female offenders, probationers and parolees, the aging adult prison population, and victims of crime. In the United States today, the criminal justice system functions as a mental health provider, but at great cost to society. The author summarizes the historical roots of this crisis and provides an overview of mental illness and symptoms, using graphics to illustrate the most prevalent disorders encountered by police and other first responders. Bratina demonstrates in detail how the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) supports integration of the U.S. healthcare and justice systems to offer more positive outcomes for offenders with mental illness.

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach, addressing social work, psychology, counseling, and special education, and covers developments such as case-law related to the right to treatment and trauma-informed care. Designed for advanced undergraduates, this text also serves as a training resource for practitioners working with the many affected justice-involved individuals with mental illness, including juveniles, veterans, and substance abusers.

Table of Contents
  1. CHAPTER 1— An Overview of the Mental Health–Criminal Justice Nexus
    1. Introduction
    2. Mental Health: An Introduction to Disorders, Prevalence, and Common Terminology
    3. Intersections of Criminal Justice and Mental Health: Forensic/Justice-Involved PwMI
    4. Service Utilization/Treatment Engagement
    5. Competing Interests? Challenges in Managing Justice-Involved PwMI
    6. Take-Home Message
  2. CHAPTER 2— Historical Responses to Mental Illness
    1. Advancements in Psychosurgery
    2. Introduction
    3. Societal Responses to Mental Illness: Thematic Eras
    4. Take-Home Message
  3. CHAPTER 3— The Sequential Intercept Model
    1. Introduction
    2. Why Diversion?
    3. Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System: An Integrative Framework
    4. Take-Home Message
  4. CHAPTER 4—Foundations of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    1. Community Mental Health Act
    2. Introduction
    3. Comprehensive Assessment
    4. Mental Health Disorders
    5. Substance Use Disorders
    6. Co-occurring Disorders
    7. Working with Juveniles
    8. Medication Management
    9. Case Examples
    10. Sidebar: My Experience
    11. Take-Home Message
  5. CHAPTER 5— Intercept One: Police–Citizen Encounters
    1. Introduction
    2. Police as First Responders
    3. Specialized Police Responses to Crisis Events
    4. Additional Complexities of LEO–Citizen Encounters: Responding to Special Populations
    5. The Mental Health and Well-Being of Police
    6. Take-Home Message
  6. CHAPTER 6— Intercept Two: Pretrial Issues, Adjudication, and Sentencing/Jail
    1. Introduction
    2. Post-Booking Diversion: An Overview
    3. Diversion Strategies
    4. Determining Diversion Program Effectiveness
    5. Processing and Disposition
    6. Take-Home Message
  7. CHAPTER 7— Intercept Three: Secure Confinement and Court
    1. Introduction
    2. Part One: Beyond Initial Detention—PwMI Incarcerated
    3. Part Two: Diversion Strategies at Intercept Three
    4. Take-Home Message
  8. CHAPTER 8— Intercept Four: Reentry to the Community from Secure Detention
    1. Introduction
    2. Section One: Reentry for PwMI
    3. Section Two: Effective Reintegration and the Role of Professional Service Providers
    4. Section Three: Best Practices in Reentry Programming for PwMI
    5. Take-Home Message
  9. CHAPTER 9— Intercept Five: Community-Based Corrections and Support Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Mental Health and Community Corrections
    3. Summary of Post-Commitment Needs
    4. Agency Collaboration and Systems Integration
    5. Resistance to Treatment
    6. Take-Home Message
  10. CHAPTER 10— Conclusions and Suggestions for Change
    1. Introduction
    2. Review of the Issues and Suggestions for Change
    3. Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health: The Role of Trauma
    4. Take-Home Message
  11. Index
Author Biography

Michele P. Bratina is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Forensic and Children’s Mental Health Coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families in the 19th Judicial Circuit—a role that inspired this book. She is Past President of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and holds the position of Executive Counselor for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Juvenile Justice Section. Her research interests and publications revolve around issues related to human exploitation, criminological theory, race, social structure, ethnicity and crime, and forensic mental health. She has published her work in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice and in the International Journal of Police Science and Management.

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