Crime, Punishment, and Mental Illness

Patricia E. Erickson, Canisius College

ABSTRACT
This poster session will focus on a critical examination of current policy regarding criminalizing the seriously mentally ill. It will present data on incarceration of seriously mentally ill and will depict key contemporary cases that illustrate the problems with current policy. The goal of the poster session is to promote dialogue concerning the need to change current policy and to discuss innovative changes already in place with those attending the conference who are involved in this area.

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