The rehabilitation of offenders diagnosed with severe mental illness
Holt, C. 2011. The rehabilitation of offenders diagnosed with severe mental illness. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A: This paper reviews the existing theoretical and empirical literature of relevance to offenders with severe mental illness (SMI) in the UK. Due to the lack of theory accounting for progress through forensic mental health services (FMHS) as currently constituted, the adjacent areas of mental health recovery and forensic rehabilitation are the major focus. Relevant empirical literature is synthesised and critically evaluated and this paper concludes by (a) summarising research challenges that remain pertinent to this area of enquiry and (b) outlining recommendations as to how research can usefully proceed.
|Keywords||Mentally ill offenders, Offenders with severe mental illness, Forensic mental health services, Rehabilitation, Recovery, Grounded theory study|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Nov 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|