Co-Occurring Disorders and Prisoner Reentry
This book tackles the important issue of the effects of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders on criminal offenders as they make the transition from incarceration back into society. It provides estimates of the prevalence of these disorders among criminal justice populations, and examines the various screening and assessment instruments used to diagnose co-occurring disorders. The volume further offers an inside look at an experimental community reentry program at a jail facility and uncovers how co-occurring disorders jeopardize the transition back into the community for offenders who suffer from them. It incorporates a historical account of the reentry issue to show how the current reentry problem is rooted in criminal justice policies dating back to the 1980s. As such, the text will be a valuable resource for criminal justice and criminology students, as well as practitioners in the corrections field, particularly those who work with inmates or released individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Paul E. Tracy is a criminologist who specializes in the study of crime and delinquency and policy developments in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Criminology in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. His research interests focus on the measurement and analysis of juvenile delinquency careers, legal and policy issues in juvenile justice, prediction models of criminal careers, and drug prohibition policy. He is a recognized expert in the application of longitudinal research designs to the study of delinquent and criminal careers. His study of a large Philadelphia birth cohort of 27,160 people is the largest study of delinquency and crime ever conducted. He also carried out the first large-scale delinquency study in Puerto Rico, and has published ten books and numerous articles in scholarly journals.
Danielle Marie Carkin is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Stonehill College, USA. Her research focuses on juvenile delinquency and justice, criminal careers, and co-occurring disorders among inmates. She has published numerous papers in American Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Law and Criminal Justice, and Journal of Psychology, among others. She has also co-authored pieces in the Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice and Society, Ethics, and the Law: Text Reader.
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