Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to caring for the estimated 20% of all U.S. prisoners who have a serious mental disorder. Providing a balance between theoretical and practical perspectives throughout, the text also provides readers with a big-picture framework for assessing current correctional mental health and criminal justice issues, offering clear strategies for addressing these challenges.
SAGE Publications; November 2010
- ISBN 9781452223476
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Correctional Mental Health
- Author: Tom J. Fagan (ed.); Robert K. Ax (ed.)
Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
In The Press
"The book is not only a contribution to the academic community for students in psychology,
sociology, criminal justice, and correctional counseling at any level, it will also have practical use for correctional practitioners at the entry level, as well as for those with more experience. For the practitioner, it will serve as a quick-reference guide and resource highlighting current correctional mental problems and workable solutions in American correctional settings. As an add-on benefit, the book provides correctional administrators with a wide selection of readings to help them broaden their understanding of current correctional mental health practice."