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Final Exam Fall 2008

FINAL EXAM

NAU

CCJ 499 Seq. Number 1087-12621

MENTALLY IMPAIRED OFFENDERS

1.    You are a police officer called to the scene of a disturbance.  You arrive and find a man screaming obscenities on the sidewalk in front of a store.  The store owner called the police.  He says that if you don’t do something, he will get a baseball bat and chase the man away.

As a police officer, what are your options?

 

 

 

 

 

2.   What is a delusion?

 

 

3.    What is a hallucination?

 

 

4.   If I see pink rabbits that are not really there, is this a hallucination or a delusion?

 

5.   If I think you are all plotting against me, is this a hallucination or a delusion?

 

6.   What is an illusion? Give an example.

 

 

7.   You are a police officer and you find a homeless woman wandering down the street during the summer in Yuma.  She does not know who she is or where she is.

 

As a police officer, what are your options?

 

8.    Your brother, who is schizophrenic, stops taking his medication and begins to decompensate.  Generally, what does it mean to “decompensate”?

 

9.   When a person is booked in the Yuma County Detention Center (jail), if they are showing signs of mental or emotional crisis, what action does the jail take?

 

 

10.                  What does the word “triage” mean?

 

11.                  What is the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Prisoner Review Team?

 

 

12.                 How often does this Team meet?

 

13.                 Who usually attends these meetings?

 

14.                 Does the jail do “discharge planning” for mentally ill inmates?  If so, what does this mean?

 

15.                 Does our jail have a psychiatrist or psychologist on staff?

 

16.                 Does our jail have a contract with a mental health service provider for a psychiatrist to examine an inmate upon request of the jail?

 

17.                 What would be the purpose of this examination?

 

 

18.                 If a defendant suffers from a mental illness, defect or disability which causes him to be unable to understand the nature and object of the criminal proceeding against him or to assist in his own defense, what is the legal term for this condition?

 

19.                 What does  it mean if a defendant’s attorney files a “Rule 11 Motion?

 

 

20.                 An examination to determine a defendant’s “sanity”, looks at his mental condition at the time of the __________.

 

21.                 If an Arizona defendant is found incompetent to stand trial but can be restored to competency within a specified period of time,  what does the Judge usually order?

 

 

22.                 If an Arizona defendant is found incompetent and the experts say that he cannot be restored to competency, what three (3) choices are available to the Judge?

 

 

 

 

23.                 What is a “Title 36” evaluation?

 

 

24.                 What must the court find, in Arizona, before ordering a defendant to undergo involuntary mental health treatment?

 

 

 

 

25.                 True False   If you are seeing little green men, due to mental illness, you family can have you committed to a mental hospital.

 

26.                 How many mental hospitals does Arizona have?

 

27.                 True   False  A “Title 36” application for court ordered mental health treatment is a civil, not a criminal, matter.

 

28.                 True  False   The Yuma County Adult Probation Department has a special unit for mentally impaired probationers.

 

29.                 When referring to mentally ill persons who are also drug abusers,  alcoholics, or cigarette smokers, what does the term “self-medicate” mean?

 

30.                 True  False   Persons suffering from bipolar disorder may have extreme mood swings from depression to a highly excited, even delusional, state.

 

31.                  True False   Persons suffering from schizophrenia may see objects or people which are not really there.

 

32.                 True False   A person suffering from depression may feel sad and lacking in energy for months at a time.

 

33.                 True False  Psychosis is not a particular mental illness but describes any severe loss of touch with reality and can be caused by a variety of mental illnesses.

 

34.                 True False   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may be caused by witnessing a horrible event such as a murder.

 

35.                 True False  Cigarette smoking has been observed to have a calming effect on many mentally ill persons.

 

36.                 You are in charge of a prison cell block and one of your mentally ill inmates is refusing to return his food tray.  What should you consider as your options?

 

 

 

37.                  What is a “cell extraction”?

 

38.                 What  are some of the prison conditions you have read about, that we have discussed in class or that you have seen on documentary videos?

 

 

 

 

39.                  What do you think the effect of these conditions would be on a mentally ill person?  On a “normal” person?  On you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40.                 True  False   When a mentally ill person is incarcerated, they usually lose their health benefits such as ACCHS or Medicaid.

 

41.                 According to our assigned readings, what can be the effect of a mentally ill person’s not being able to obtain their medication?

 

42.                  According to our readings, what can be the effect of a mentally ill person’s being given cheap, substitute medication instead of the medication prescribed by  their doctor?

 

 

 

43.                 Explain the term deinstitutionalization in the context of mental health?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44.                 True False If you are an NAU student, you may go online to the Kline Library and check out a book from a library somewhere else in the world.  The library will mail the book to your house, free of charge.

 

45.                 Parens patriae is a common law principle that refers to:

 

a.   Parenting skills

b.   The duty of the government to protect its more vulnerable citizens such as children, the aged and the mentally ill.

c.    Patriotism.

 

 

46.                  Define “stigma” and explain how it relates to the problems encountered by a person suffering from mental illness.

 

 

47.                 What is the “criminalization of homelessness”?  What is the effect of this upon the mentally ill?

 

48.                 What benefits to our communities will we see if we improve our prison system so that it helps inmates rather than simply warehousing them?

 

 

 

 

 

49.                 What changes should we make to our prison system in order to help rather than simply warehouse inmates?  List three (3) suggested changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

50.                 In your opinion (no right or wrong answer), should taxpayers’ money be spent on improving mental health treatment options in our communities or on building more prisons and jails?

 

 

 

 

 

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