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American Studies | Criminal Law | Other Mental and Social Health | Other Rehabilitation and Therapy
Mental illness, incarceration, criminal justice, penal system, rehabilitation, therapy, abuse, jails, prisons
Popular perception and objective of incarceration is confinement, brutality and in some cases inhumane conditions. But what about the incarcerated population who suffer from the additional burden of mental illness? How does confinement affect mentally ill inmates? This capstone project asks: (1) how do individuals/organizations provide rehabilitative services in this evolved culture of crime and punishment? And (2) how is therapy provided in a restricted environment? I examine these questions from the perspective of the therapist, the person who (in a restricted environment) takes on the responsibility of treating and managing the effects of mental illness for this population.
Tingué, Esther, "Controlled Observation: The Challenges of Therapy for the Mentally Ill Incarcerated Population" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.