39 J. Psych. & L. 365 (2011)
The Psychology of Correctional Therapeutics and Offender Rehabilitation: Approaching a Balanced Model of Inmate Treatment

handle is hein.journals/jpsych39 and id is 381 raw text is: Journal of Psychiatry & Law 39/Summer 2011

The psychology of
correctional therapeutics
and offender rehabilitation:
Approaching a balanced
model of inmate treatment
BY J. TYLER CARPENTER, PH.D.,
AND GRAHAM SPRUIELL, M.D.
A correctional policy of medically mandated, constitutionally
guaranteed, and legally enforced mental health treatment for
persons with mental illness sounds both humane and like good
public policy. The widely assumed presumption is that such a
framework exists and can be applied in correctional settings.
Unfortunately, the piecemeal nature of current programs often
interferes in addressing special offender populations such as
persons with psychotic illness, sex offenders, psychopaths,
substance abusers, domestic violence perpetrators, or any
admixture thereof. This article concludes with a review of six
cases that illustrate how clinicians, line staff, and administrative
personnel in a typical prison milieu manage to finesse treatment
under challenging conditions.
KEY WORDS: Corrections, offender rehabilitation, prison
treatment.
AUTHORS' NOTE: For additional information about this article, please
contact: J. Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., PO Box 366063, Hyde Park, MA
02136. E-Mail: jtcarpenter30@ hotmail.coin.
© 2011 by Federal Legal Publications. Inc.

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