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There has been new research conducted regarding the relationship between crime and mental illness. When working with a forensic population that also has symptoms of mental illness, it is important to understand this relationship in order to properly assist these individuals. This assignment will help you become familiar with the relationship between crime and mental illness so that you can better deliver services to this population.

Review the Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings.

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Watch the “The New Asylums” video, located in the Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis of the video that describes the relationship between crime and mental illness. Include the following:

  • Summarize the main points in the video regarding crime and mental illness.
  • Explain the relationship between crime and mental illness.
  • Describe treatment considerations for the mentally ill population in the correctional setting.
  • Describe how the prevalence of mental illness in the criminal justice system affects society.