Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student perceptions of mentally ill offenders
by Rayborn, Kimberly Nicole Bryant, M.A., The University of Southern Mississippi, 2016, 127; 10104495
Abstract (Summary)

Since deinstitutionalization, the responsibility for mentally ill members of society has shifted to the criminal justice system in a process of trans-institutionalization or “criminalization of mental illness” (Slate & Johnson, 2013, p. 28). Though various groups have been studied to ascertain their perception of mentally ill individuals and offenders, previous research focuses largely on students of psychology, social work, and medicine. Little research has been conducted regarding the perceptions of criminal justice students toward mental illness, despite the increasing involvement of the criminal justice system in treating and handling mentally ill individuals in the past thirty years. This exploratory research serves as a replication to a study which was conducted by Thompson, Paulson, Valgardson, Nored, and Johnson (2014).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Thompson, Alan
Commitee: Batastini, Ashley, Johnson, Wesley, Lee, JooHee
School: The University of Southern Mississippi
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Law, Sociology, Criminology
Keywords: Correctional system, Criminal justice, Inmate population, Inmates, Mental illness, Mentally ill offenders
Publication Number: 10104495
ISBN: 9781339680293
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