Self-Reporting and the Diagnostic Screening of Substance Abusing Prisoners
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-302-8 / Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 / ix, 268 pages
In the wake of an exploding incarceration rate, correctional facilities have struggled to address issues of â€œneed for treatment.â€ The criminal justice system has begun using self-report-based screening methodologies to collect diagnostic information in place of clinicians. Crawley analyzes data on recently incarcerated prisoners producing significant efficacy findings, indicating strong support for this methodology, and providing insights regarding individual and case-level variables. Thus, advancing policies for triaging â€œneed for treatmentâ€ in criminal justice populations by providing practical evidence-based assistance to researchers, mental health practitioners, and the criminal justice institutions that design, interpret, or deploy self-report-based screening instruments.