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CRIJ 2313 - Chapter 6 - Fall 2011

Difficulty alcohol offenses alcohol is a readily and

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Unformatted text preview: oming dependence; drug use changes behavior! difficulty Alcohol offenses: alcohol is a readily and easily found substance Alcohol that also contributes to many forms of criminal behavior that Mental illness Mental Mentally ill Mentally Mentally handicapped Mentally Having a diagnosed condition Having Retardation and/or low IQ Psychological issues 2% of overall US population – – – – – Schizophrenia Depression Bi-Polar OCD Psychopath/Sociopath 800,000 offenders Presents unique diagnosis and Presents treatment challenges to correctional staff 5% of incarcerated population Usually easily caught because Usually are not able to think quickly to avoid capture avoid Not easily dealt with in the Not correctional system correctional Offenders with AIDS Offenders 2004 = 6,000 confirmed cases of AIDS in prison 2004 and jail and 2004 = 23,000 confirmed cases of HIV in prison 2004 and jail and $50,000 to $300,000 per year per inmate to treat $50,000 medical issues related to HIV / AIDS medical Present housing challenges to prison / jail staff Elderly Offenders Elderly Prison population is aging as a whole 2008 = 74,000 offenders over 55 75% from 1996 1 in 5 prisoners are over the age of 44 3 types of Elderly Offenders: Young offenders sentenced to long term of prison Those who enter prison while already old Career criminals who come back time and again Special Challenges related to Elderly Offenders: Housing, Medical Care Care costs three times that of a regular inmate Requi...
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