Assignment # 1 Module 09 Written Assignment – Challenges of Mental Illness
The number of mentally ill offenders continues to grow in our criminal justice system. They would have once been in state psychiatric hospitals, but are now in state prisons. These inmates present special problems and concerns, both for themselves and for staff.
Conduct an Internet search regarding this population and in a two-page paper, answer the following questions:
- Why are the mentally ill behind bars?
- What challenges do the mentally ill present to prison administrators and staff?
- What are two or three possible solutions to this problem?
PBS Frontline has an excellent program, “The New Asylums,” available for viewing online. To find it, go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ and search for “The New Asylum.” While not required for this assignment, this program may provide background and information to assist you in completing this assignment.
Use proper APA formating
Assignment # 2 Written Assignment Why Parolees Fail and What Can Be Done
Research why parolees fail when placed in the community. In a two-page paper, explain two or three of the top reasons and what can be done to assist parolees in being successful.
As always, use correct spelling and grammar, and cite any sources in APA format. For more information about APA, please visit the Online Library, which is available through the Resources tab.