DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
College of Health and Human Sciences
Georgia State University
CRJU 4910: Mental Health and Criminal Justice
Tues/Thurs 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Aderhold Learning Center 325
Professor Contact Information:
Dr. Brent Teasdale
1215 Urban Life Building
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
Slate, Risdon N. and W. Wesley Johnson.
Criminalization of Mental Illness
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
American Sociological Review,
(2000). Extending social disorganization theory: A multilevel approach to the study of
violence among persons with mental illnesses.”
Silver, E. and Teasdale, B.
Mental disorder and violence: An examination of stressful life
events and impaired social support.
Silver, E., Arseneault, L., Langley, J., Caspi, A., and Moffitt, T. E.
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.,