TitleCorrectional philosophies‟ role in the supervision, management and treatment of persons with mental illness in a U.S. and a Finnish prison
NameÄikäs, Rose Marie (author), Vesey, Bonita M. (chair), Sullivan, Mercer (internal member), Clear, Todd (internal member), Ahlgren, Aulikki (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - Newark,
Mentally ill prisoners--United States,
Mentally ill prisoners--Finland,
Prisoners--Mental health services--United States,
Prisoners--Mental health services-Finland
DescriptionThis dissertation research study is the first step in developing a comparative understanding of the role of correctional philosophies in the treatment and supervision of persons with mental illness inside the prisons of Finland and the United States. A large body of international empirical research exists regarding persons with mental illness in prisons, but responses by individual countries vary greatly. Furthermore, the large body of international empirical research on persons with mental illness in prisons indicates that individual countries vary greatly in their treatment, management, and supervision of this population. In order to understand this variance, this study employs a qualitative cross-national data collection strategy to investigate the role of correctional philosophies in the treatment, management, and supervision of persons with mental illness in prisons in Finland and the United States. Of particular interest is how such people obtain and receive treatment, in addition to their levels of satisfaction with that treatment, in each national context. In adopting a comparative approach, this qualitative research attempts to discern common trends in mental health treatment, identify the most effective, proficient, and results-oriented of these treatments, and set a cross-national agenda for future collaboration on similar projects with prisons in different parts of the world.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Rose Marie Äikäs
CollectionGraduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.