As Boyd and Fales (1983) purported, reflective learning encourages and facilitates changing perspectives, as has occurred in my reflection and renewed outlook on mandatory mental health treatments. Following the viewing of the ReINVEST Participants Video (2017) wherein Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) significantly reduced violent behaviour, the question of whether violent offenders should be legally required to undergo treatment was discussed and met with a myriad of views. Medication was remarkably successful as seen through the participants testimonials of better relationships, job opportunities and drastic behavioural changes. However, when I imagined it forcibly imposed, the contravention of fundamental rights detracted the noteworthy outcomes due to coercive means to achieve the end. Similar discussions on whether repeat sexual offenders who lack remorse or fail to rehabilitate should be mandated to undergo treatment followed lectures on paedophiles and sexual sadists (L. Knight, personal communication, December 3, 2017). Reflecting on these discussions sparked my interest in mandatory mental health treatment laws, its benefits and costs, and ultimately compelled me to determine whether removing the free will of a small percentage of people would serve the interests of the greater community. Undeniably, there are differing arguments surrounding such law which dictates individuals to undergo treatment. Imposing treatment on serious offenders would
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysGet Access
The way the criminal justice system should handle crimes has always been a debated subject. For over the last forty years, ever since the war on drugs, there are more policies made to be “tough on crime”. From then, correctional systems have grown and as people are doing more crimes, there are plenty of punishments for them. In the mid 1970’s, rehabilitation was the main concern for the criminal justice system. It was common that when someone was convicted of a crime, they would be sentenced to prison but there would also be diagnosed treatments to help them as well. Most likely, they would have committed a crime due to psychological problems. When they receive treatment in prison, they can be healed and would not go back to their wrong lifestyle they had lived before. As years have gone by, people thought that it was better to take a more punitive stance in the criminal justice system. As a result of the turnaround of this more punitive criminal justice system, the United States now has more than 2 million people in prisons or jails--the equivalent of one in every 142 U.S. residents--and another four to five million people on probation or parole. The U.S. has a higher percentage of the
“Nearly 5 million children in the U.S. have some type of mental illness” (Goldberg). It is agreeable that there are many young children that deal with mental illness every day. Schools should be concerned for every student’s well being. Moreover, mental health is a part of a person’s overall “well being.” Therefore, schools need to make the mental health of students a stronger focus and implement plans to keep students mentally well and educated. To help create a positive, mental health aware environment where students feel open to seek help, high school students should be educated on how to be mentally healthy, be given a safe place to seek help, and be encouraged to monitor and maintain their mental health. Mental illness and mental health care need to be a more eminent priority in our society, starting with high schools.
The use of mental health courts has been growing in the U.S., which has led to the discussion about how the mental health courts further promote medicalization of deviance; this is true. As outlined by Tammy Seltzer (2005), mental health courts have only been successful due to failures in the
In my opinion, I feel that it is up to the individuals themselves and the need pursued for effective improvements in their life. Therefore, regardless of the threat of punishment or individual acceptance, the individuals should be on board with treatment or the effectiveness will be ineffective which will increase the rates of recidivism.
The article “Rehabilitate or punish?” written by Etienne Benson on apa.org-the website of the American Psychological Association-provides insight on the topic of the concept of rehabilitating prisoners especially the mentally ill or to continue following the “get tough on crime” method. The article also factors in how psychology can better help even non-mentally ill prisoners to better be able to transition into citizen life without re-imprisonment than go hard core on the prisoners to prove a point. Rating the article while evaluating on a six-point scale. I gave the article a score of (). In the category of author, I give the article a five since he has a proficient writing experience, but not particularly in the field of psychology. He is a historian in the field of science, technology, and the environment (). For the publisher, I give the score of six because the source is an educational professional site in the field of psychology which is what the article is about. In the evidence of bias category, I give the article a three. The author has a strong preference to giving the prisoners the mental help they need instead of just punishing them. Going on to explain why he believes that people should help them, but not really going into the other side of the argument. For the use of sources, I give
Recidivism therapy research can be a very effective tool, in the combat of lowering rates of recidivism. The focus in cognitive functioning of prisoners can be a very useful in the way we treat repeat offenders. Research shows that changing the way people think about certain behaviors, while providing them with support systems lowers the risk of recidivism rates. We especially see this in the rates of young offenders. Which is the group we primarily want to treat, as we do not want them growing up into adult offenders. It is most often that “ offenders who fail to participate in or complete treatment programs return to their communities with an unchanged behavior (Bosma,
Living with a mental illness can be hard, but it is even harder if there isn’t any access to the proper treatment needed in order to get better. It could result with the person committing a crime and ending up behind bars. The severity of a mental illness the may have ranges. Many people who suffer from one can be a danger to themselves or to those around them. It is up to a mental health professional or an officer to ensure that they receive the help that they need. In order to do so, they should place those with a mental illness in a mental health facility.
Since mental illnesses cannot be seen, some people refuse to acknowledge their existence. I think that you shouldn’t be ashamed to be facing disorder like these and feel as if you have to hide it. You are not alone. Although, since the injury is not physical, most people would not know what you are struggling from unless you told them. Therefore, it is your choice. However some people think that you have a choice in the matter of having a mental illness are undoubtedly wrong. It is just like a physical injury, you did not choose to break your leg, it just happened whilst living your life. Those who suffer should not be ashamed for needing help of a therapist or medication, they are all steps on working through your illness and making your life
Prisons were created to keep those who aren’t able to function as law abiding citizens out of society. There are some people who should be put in jail for their crimes. They’re there because of a mistake they made, but they shouldn’t be defined by their past mistakes for their whole lives. But where is the line drawn on who is a danger to society and who has needs real medical help for their mental issues. The President of Stop the Crime, Charles J. Kehoe argues that, “the four main purposes of a prison are as follows; provide retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, and rehabilitation”. Retribution is given because they won’t cause any more harm to this society. Their freedom is taken
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Health, United States, 2002. Flegal et. al. JAMA. 2002;288:1723-7. NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 1998.
HELP! We need to get all the people out of the city. It is no longer safe here. Everyone needs to get some kind of protection, it's happening again we need everyone to be safe and if they're in this area they might all be killed tonight. Oh no, It’s happening again said Sarah. I didn't think this was going to happen for another 14 years. Sarah what are you talking about what's going on. Said Will. Tonight will be one of the scariest nights . This night will be one to remember. Will You need to get away from everyone and you just need to hide. Sarah I don't want to leave without you. What will I do if something happens to you. Will I'll be fine, I just need to know that you will be safe. I can't be safe without you. Said Will. Fine but just remember I told you not to trust anyone. Said Sarah. We'll be safe, we just need to find a good cave to hide in. Said Will.
We jumped. We played. We screamed. We tried to kill each other. Bloodthirsty, 1 person was the monster. The rest tried to survive. It was a game that kinda went like duck duck goose. But if I would have known what would happen next, I never would have sat down. Never would have put my hands under me. Never would have played that game that day.
It is midnight, and while you are in a deep sleep dreaming about your family and the vacation you are going to take next month and you hear a loud beeping noise. You don’t fully wake up because you think it’s something in your dream. When you finally come to the realization that the loud noise is the fire alarm, you see your husband trying to put clothes on and you go to wake your kids and gather outside at your safe place. When you go to your child’s door you perceive that she is trapped around flames all around her bed which is where the fire originated. She is screaming “Mommy! Mommy help!”. You feel helpless as you try to open her bedroom door where she can’t get out and you can’t open it because it is stuck, but you know that if you do not do something quick, something bad is going to happen. As your husband takes your other children out to the safe place, firefighters rush in to take over and they take you away from your daughter’s bedroom door, but as that happens you latch on to her door because you can’t stand the thought of losing her. You scream “NO! NO! My daughter is in there!” But the fireman drags you out because you are losing oxygen. You sit down in front of your house in the grass sobbing because of the fact that you could lose your child. The paramedics are standing beside their trucks waiting to assist. You are looking at your childhood home as all your memories go up in flames. While this might be a one time thing for you and your family, this is a
Flying has never been an issue with me in the past. On the contrary, I enjoy flying for various reasons. During the summer, I was flying constantly. I was flying from New York to Portland every weekend, if not every other weekend because of work. I was always told to leave early to the airport incase its busy, or there's traffic on the way. There was times where I was pushing my luck on how close I could get without arriving late. As I learned the hard way, it is vital to be on time to flights to prevent missing them and having to reschedule plans.
The YouTube advertisement video entitled “Android: Friends Furever” was one of the most shared videos of 2015 with 6 million shares on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. After reviewing this video, it will be determined if the advertisement is emotional or rational. Next, the target audience for the advertisement will be disclosed. Finally, an explanation for the viral status of the video will be provided.