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CAS 357 - Behavioral Health in the Justice System

(3 units)
Provides theoretical, research-based and practical perspectives on the two overlapping fields of criminal justice and behavioral healthcare (including substance abuse and mental health).

Prerequisite(s): CAS 154 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the reciprocal impact between behavioral health disorders and the criminal justice system.
2. Students will be able to articulate the basic concepts and the major theories underlying the American criminal justice system and their current practical application.
3. Students will be able to discuss the research on specific offender subtypes and suggest how to utilize this research when applying behavioral health activities within the criminal justice system.
4. Students will be able to identify the factors influencing appropriate interventions for individuals in the criminal justice system that have substance use disorders.
5. Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate intervention approaches in terms of likely effectiveness with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
6. Students will be able to describe the past and current clinical-social perspectives on addiction.


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