Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Mental health pathology, substance use disorders, and criminality in the Tarrant County Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program probationer population: Implications regarding mental health screening, assessment, and treatment referral practices
by Effinger, William L., M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 2009, 93; 1467131
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to highlight the magnitude and severity of mental health pathology in the Tarrant County Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program (TC-TAIP) probationer population and its significant associations with substance use and criminality.

The results of this study report a heavy presence of current, symptomatic mental health pathology that is associated with increased criminality. The relationship between mental health pathology and probationer criminality was mediated by substance use.

This study concludes that TC-TAIP screening and referral practices must include comprehensive mental health screenings to make appropriate, individualized assessment/treatment referrals for probationers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cardarelli, Roberto
Commitee: Forster, Michael, Fulda, Kimberly, Mann, Christopher
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Department: Primary Care Clinical Research
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health
Keywords: Arrest, Criminality, Mental illness, Probation, Substance use
Publication Number: 1467131
ISBN: 9781109267693
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