31 minutes | Dec 13, 2019

30: Natalie Bonfine on a New Approach for Justice-Involved People With Serious Mental Illness

Natalie Bonfine, Ph.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the reasons why people with serious mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Dr. Bonfine also outlines ways to address the multiple factors that contribute to justice involvement for this population. Dr. Bonfine's professional background and research interests [2:05] Development of Dr. Bonfine's article [3:20] What is the criminalization hypothesis? [5:06] What is the criminogenic risk perspective? [10:13] How can the community mental health system address this issue? [12:48] Discussion of the sequential intercept model [17:50] What changes are necessary for the community mental health system to become “intercept 0” [20:41] A counterargument [26:50] Final thoughts [28:55] Check out Editor's Choice, a new set of curated collections from the rich resource of articles published in the journal. Sign up to receive notification of new Editor's Choice collections. Browse other articles on our web site. Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it wherever you listen to it. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Follow the journal on Twitter. E-mail us at psjournal@psych.org
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