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DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE College of Health and Human Sciences Georgia State University Phone: 404-413-1020 Web: CRJU 4910: Mental Health and Criminal Justice Fall 2010 Tues/Thurs 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Aderhold Learning Center 325 Professor Contact Information: Dr. Brent Teasdale Office: 1215 Urban Life Building Phone: 404-413-1027 E-mail: Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:00pm and by appointment Course Goals and Objectives Students will gain knowledge and understanding of data, concepts, and theories of mental health in the areas of policing, the courts, and corrections. Students will apply theories from criminology and criminal justice to the specific issues of mentally ill people. Students will critically assess issues of mental illness in the criminal justice system Students will demonstrate increased awareness of the special needs of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system Textbook: Slate, Risdon N. and W. Wesley Johnson. 2008. Criminalization of Mental Illness . Carolina Academic Press: Durham, NC. Articles (Found on ULEARN): Link, B. G., Monahan, J., Stueve, A., and Cullen, F. T. (1999). Real in their consequences: A sociological approach to understanding the association between psychotic symptoms and violence.” American Sociological Review, 64: 316-332. Silver, E. (2000). Extending social disorganization theory: A multilevel approach to the study of violence among persons with mental illnesses.” Criminology 38: 301-332. Silver, E. and Teasdale, B. (2005). Mental disorder and violence: An examination of stressful life events and impaired social support. Social Problems . 52(1): 62-78. Silver, E., Arseneault, L., Langley, J., Caspi, A., and Moffitt, T. E. (2005). Mental Disorder and Violent Victimization in a Total Birth Cohort. American Journal of Public Health . 1Steadman, H. J., Mulvey, E. P., Monahan, J., Robbins, P. C., Appelbaum, P. S., Grisso, T., Roth, L. H.,
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