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Last approved: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:01:57 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Psychology (FORP)
Individuals with Mental Illness in the Legal System
Indiv w Mental Ill /Legal Sys
Summer 2017
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students in the forensic psychology program or with the permission of the department


The Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
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Challenges presented when individuals with mental illness become involved with the criminal justice system; practical and aspirational goals the criminal justice system employs when addressing this population.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand traditional police responses to criminal and non-criminal behavior exhibited by persons suffering with a serious mental illness; understand the current operation of courts with an emphasis on criminal courts, and criminal procedure as it relates to persons suffering with a serious mental illness
2. Understand competency and analyze the legal ramifications for justice associated with competency, and the emergency custody process, temporary detention process, and involuntary and voluntary commitment processes
3. Analyze and evaluate non-traditional methods utilized by police officers and courts when addressing persons suffering from a serious mental illness
4. Understand judicial rulings/trends related to cases brought by persons suffering with serious mental illness or their estate against the government
5. Analyze post-incarceration reintegration strategies for persons suffering with serious mental illness

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gharris (Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:45:07 GMT): Rollback: Please edit course description to conform with Bulletin style, i.e., 1-2 lines covering only the main themes/topics of the course. See FORP 6106 as an example
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