Semester of Graduation
Master of Social Work (MSW)
There are 13.1 million adults living with serious mental illness (SMI) in the United States. It is estimated that 356,000 people with SMI are incarcerated in the United States. Many advocates believe that police reform/alternatives to traditional policing could assist in lowering incarceration rates among persons with SMI, and improve outcomes for both the officer and the person with SMI during police contact.
Bailey, Ashley, "Public Safety Response for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: A Systematic Review of Literature" (2022). LSU Master's Theses. 5564.