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Mentally ill offenders continue to contribute to mass-incarceration within the United States. The cost, both social and economic, of housing a large number of mentally ill inmates in our prison

Mentally ill offenders continue to contribute to mass-incarceration within the United States. The cost, both social and economic, of housing a large number of mentally ill inmates in our prison system has reached a breaking point. The need for empirically founded correctional research, with an emphasis on individuals who suffer from a mental illness, is crucial to reducing the number of incarcerated individuals in the United States.

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    • Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2016
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    • Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-44)
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    • Field of study: Criminology

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    by Nathan L. Ostertag

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