Catalogue 2019 - 2020

CJ 445 Mental Health and the CJS


3 cr.


CJ 101, or SO 101, and any 200 level course or permission of chair.

Course Description

This course will explore contemporary issues surrounding criminal justice response to persons having mental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Changes in the legal code governing patient rights, affirming the right of persons with mental illness to live in the community, in addition to deinstitutionalization in the 1960s set the stage for increased criminal justice involvement. Approximately 54 million Americans live with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (1994) entitles people with disabilities to the same services as provided to others. ADA application to criminal justice policy will be addressed.


Formerly CJ 206 Disability and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice

Formerly CJ 306 Disability and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice

Cross Listed Courses

SO 445


spring semester