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Correctional Mental Health: From Theory to Practice

The follow36618_Fagan_Correctional_Mental_Health_Covering is a book review by Russ Immarigeon, MSW, Editor, Corrections and Mental Health

Introduction

Correctional mental health care is becoming a more resonant source of conversation and interchange as court decisions, professional newsletters and other publications, state and local policy and practice reports, research articles, and even video and other documentaries reflect a rising awareness of the number of mentally ill offenders supervised by community corrections agencies or held in custody by local, state, and federal detention, jail, or prison facilities. Accordingly, new books are starting to appear that give greater attention to topics related to correctional mental health services. In one of the more recent contributions to this emerging literature, Thomas J. Fagan and Robert K. Ax offer Correctional Mental Health: From Theory to Practice, a collection of 16 original articles that offers a "biopsychosocial guide" that is "firmly grounded" in theory, research, and clinical experience.




Posted Mon, Jun 20 2011 12:17 PM by Tracey Vessels

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