Title

Rethinking the Interface between Mental Illness, Criminal Justice and Academia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Department

Criminal Justice

Abstract

Punishment and treatment don't occur within a vacuum. Responses in the justice system affect the mental health system, hospitals, clinics, and the welfare system. These systems are inextricably bound to each other. This paper, drawn from the 2009 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Presidential Address, discusses issues regarding the criminalization of mental illness, fiscal crises, and three deinstitutionalization movements. Particular attention is given to the role of academia in reshaping the criminal justice system during the current fiscal crisis.

Publication Title

Justice Quarterly

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

22

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