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dc.contributor.advisorWatt, Toni
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Madison LeeAnn ( )
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T17:15:00Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T17:15:00Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.identifier.citationHaynes, M. L. (2021). Reversing reality: Understanding mental illness to avert incarceration and advocate treatment (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13707
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2021.
dc.description.abstractThis podcast explores mental health courts’ potential as an alternative for the incarceration of the mentally ill. By examining this alternative’s efficacy, I enforce the general understanding that the concept of prison was not created to be a mental health care facility; they are forced to and are doing a poor job. My research aims to understand the causes of severe mental illness and explore how its intersection with race, ethnicity, and environment leads to the incarceration of those with mental illness. This research draws upon interviews with key informants, including representatives from the criminal justice and mental health systems, to address these questions. The representatives share their knowledge and perspectives on mental illness, incarceration, how the criminal justice system is currently handling severe mental illness, and mental health courts’ efficacy as a potential solution to the problem.
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dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMental health courts
dc.subjectMental illness
dc.subjectIncarceration
dc.subjectPodcast
dc.titleReversing Reality: Understanding Mental Illness to Avert Incarceration and Advocate Treatment
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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