Category Archives: Trends in Corrections

Find Out What The Criminalization Hypothesis Is

Criminalization Hypothesis Have you ever heard of the criminalization hypothesis? The basic premise is that individuals with serious mental illnesses (SMI) (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mainly) are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system because they are committing crimes and being arrested for offenses because of their untreated illness symptoms. Abramson, more than 30 years […]