Special Issue "Mental Health in Custodial Settings"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mick McKeown
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Guest Editor
School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Interests: service user and carer involvement; mental health advocacy; psychosocial interventions for people with serious mental health problems; secure mental health services; the social construction of difference; mad studies and mental health social movements; qualitative and participatory methods, Q methodology
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Dr. Michelle Baybutt
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Guest Editor
Healthy & Sustainable Settings Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, UK
Interests: prisons; prisoner health and wellbeing; green/horticulture interventions; healthy settings; place-based care and support
Dr. Emily Cooper
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Guest Editor
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Interests: criminology; policing; human geography; urban environments; sex work; governmentality
Prof. Dr. Sarah Kingston
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Guest Editor
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Interests: criminology; gender; sexuality; sex offences; sex work/prostitution; policing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has long been recognised that individuals with a range of mental health problems are over-represented amongst populations detained in prisons and related carceral institutions. So-called forensic, or secure mental health, hospitals are purposely designed for the detention, care and treatment of individuals with serious mental health problems subject to the purview of the criminal justice system. In addition, the assessment and care of mental health is also increasingly becoming a feature of policing and police custody procedures. In this context, various systems for diversion from custody and liaison and cooperation between different branches of the criminal justice system and health care systems have been developed internationally. Across all of these various settings there is a pressing need to better understand such important issues as mental health needs within custodial environments, relationships between mental health and offending behaviour, best practice in rehabilitation, resettlement and desistance from criminality, and the preparation and support of relevant workforces. For this Special Issue we welcome contributions that investigate such matters and provide evidence for progressive and systemic improvements to systems and individual experience.

Prof. Dr. Mick McKeown
Dr. Michelle Baybutt
Dr. Emily Cooper
Prof. Dr. Sarah Kingston
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Mental health
  • Custodial settings
  • Prisons
  • Forensic/secure services

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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