Friday, August 22, 2008

Call for Papers: Correctional Mental Health Care and the Law

Behavioral Sciences & the Law announces a forthcoming special issue on Correctional Mental Health Care and the Law, to be edited by Alan R. Felthous, MD. Manuscripts (and especially research reports) on topics related to mental health services in jails and prisons are especially welcome:

Ethical issues in correctional mental health care, including:

  • Assessment techniques
  • Psychopathological issues relevant to correctional settings
  • Therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches for chronic offenders
  • Assessment and management of malingering or misuse of services
Legal issues in mental health services, including:
  • Patterns and trends of legal actions
  • Service changes due to class action lawsuits
Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 doubled-spaced typewritten pages and should comply with the editorial and referencing style of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or the Harvard Law Review Associations The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (but not both). Manuscripts should be submitted by April 1, 2009. Additional author instructions are available online or through Dr. Felthous, the special issue editor.

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