Within the Discussion Board area, write 600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Research how the issue of mental illness has impacted correctional institutions in America, as well as the influence of the number of convicts on probation and parole. Your discussion should include the following:
- How data analysis is utilized to identify mentally-ill offenders
- The costs (time, wages, personnel allocation, logistics, and so forth) expended on processing mentally ill offenders through the court system
- The costs (time, wages, personnel allocation, logistics, and so forth) dedicated to the imprisonment of mentally-ill offenders
- Your opinion on how to handle mentally-ill offenders
- APA format for all references with 3 being required.