Oakland University Mental Health Treatment in Correctional Facilities

Policy: Position Statement 56: Mental Health Treatment in Correctional Facilities

Impact on Middle and Low-class Earners can stay but needs to be the last paragraph!! It doesn’t really need an Introduction or Conclusion because it’s a section of a bigger paper.

From Syllabus:

Section 5. Policy Analysis – Most IMPORTANT part of your paper!

 The policy analysis is 5-6 pages that serves as your literature review. You may organize this section in a way that is most meaningful to you, so subject headings may vary somewhat (but you must have subject headings!). Regardless of how you choose to organize your analysis, this section must include:

o Theoretical Framework (Part A) (ALREADY DONE!!!!!!!)

 What criminological theories are useful in analyzing/understanding your policy? You must identify at least two theories you have learned about in prior courses (e.g., social control theory, deterrence theory, labeling, General Strain Theory, etc.) and apply them to your policy.

o Policy Evaluation

 Does your policy work, based on the definition of success you identified above? Why or why not? What does the empirical research about your policy reveal? Here your conclusions should be based on empirical evidence – statistics, patterns, trends, data, etc.

o Impact on Community & Society

 Does your policy have specific impact on particular community groups? Women, people of color, adolescents, gays and lesbians, immigrants, convicted felons, police officers, veteran/military personnel, urban residents, etc.? If so, what and why? Who benefits or suffers most from this policy?

**Needs 3 Other Sections other than Impact and Theoretical Framework***

Cost Effectiveness of the Policy

Outcomes for Inmates due to this Policy

Outcomes of Corrections Officers/Works in the field due to the Policy