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2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 715 - Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

3 Credit(s) This course explores the relationship of mental illness to crime and violence as well as the policies and programs concerning the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The course focuses on the nature, prevalence and consequences of mental illness among criminal offenders, the assessment of violence risk, the evolving concept of legal competence, the institutional and community-based treatments of mentally ill offenders. Three lecture hours per week.