Special Issue "Correctional Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016)
This Special Issue will encompass contemporary issues surrounding the continued incarceration of adult men and women with serious mental disorders. It is generally agreed that people around the world suffer from mental and/or behavioral disorders; among these, the highest prevalence of these individuals reside in prisons and jails. Reasons for the trans-institutionalization of the mentally ill from treatment oriented facilities and programs to prisons and jails is primarily one of economics and resources, followed by the challenging and chronic nature of these disorders. Social stigma and discrimination have also contributed significantly, eroding recognition of the human rights of the mentally ill.
As relationships between selected mental disorders and criminal behaviors are demonstrated, the interface between the mental health and criminal justice systems has been forged within systems of many countries. Additionally, while the societal impact upon nations and their specific cultures does vary, the costs are equally significant across nations: billions of dollars annually for the world economy. Notably, mental illness impacts all aspects of individual health. Co-occurring disorders, such as addiction, infectious diseases and malnutrition, and other problems, leading to high mortality rates, provide sad examples of the magnitude of the effects upon individuals, families, and society.
This Special Issue proposes to examine a wide range of clinical issues that influence the management, treatment, and outcomes for mentally ill persons with incarceration experience. Articles are solicited targeting persons with an incarceration experience, inclusive of those who are currently in a prison or jail, and/or those individuals who are or have transitioned to the community and are served by a myriad of services, or lack thereof.
Prof. Dr. Deborah Shelton
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