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Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Edited by: Kimberly D. Dodson

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138648180
eBook ISBN: 9781315626574
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315626574
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Current estimates indicate that approximately 2.2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities across the United States. There are another 5 million under community correctional supervision. Many of these individuals fall into the classification of special needs or special populations (e.g., women, juveniles, substance abusers, mentally ill, aging, chronically or terminally ill offenders). Medical care and treatment costs represent the largest portion of correctional budgets, and estimates suggest that these costs will continue to rise. In the community, probation and parole officers are responsible for helping special needs offenders find appropriate treatment resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the needs of these special populations and how to effectively care for and address their individual concerns.

The Routledge Handbook of Offenders with Special Needs is an in-depth examination of offenders with special needs, such as those who are learning-challenged, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill, as well as substance abusers, sex offenders, women, juveniles, and chronically and terminally ill offenders. Areas that previously have been unexamined (or examined in a limited way) are explored. For example, this text carefully examines the treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender offenders, and racial and gender disparities in health care delivery, as well as pregnancy and parenthood behind bars, homelessness, and the incarceration of veterans and immigrants. In addition, the book presents legal and management issues related to the treatment and rehabilitation of special populations in prisons/jails and the community, including police-citizen interactions, diversion through specialty courts, obstacles and challenges related to reentry and reintegration, and the need for the development and implementation of evidence-based criminal justice policies and practices.

This is a key collection for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology, and related areas of study, and an essential resource for academics and practitioners working with offenders with special needs.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Challenges Criminal Justice Practitioners and Treatment Professionals Encounter with Special Needs Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Constitutional and Legal Issues Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Specialty Courts Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Special Needs Correctional and Community Facilities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Specialized or Segregated Housing Units Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Administrative and Treatment Issues when Jailing Offenders with Special Needs Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Women Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Parenting Behind Bars Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Juvenile Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Incarcerating the Homeless Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Incarcerated Veterans Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Immigrant Prisoners Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Prison Gangs Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Suicidal Prisoners Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Death Row Inmates Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Prisoners with Mental Illness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Substance Abuse Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Offenders with Physical Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Aging Behind Bars Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Chronic and Terminal Illness Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Offenders with Learning Disabilities and Special Education Needs Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Forgotten Populations Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Policing Special Needs Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Treating Offenders with Specialized Needs in the Community Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Reentry and Reintegration of Adult Special Populations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Policies and Practices Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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