PSY 623 Offender Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Week 3 Discussion
DQ1 Should prisoners with a history of opiate dependence be offered opiate replacement therapy while incarcerated? Why or why not?
DQ2 What are the ethical considerations of prescribing psychotropic medications for psychotic individuals? What are the risks of inmates taking these medications? How can prison officials reduce these risks when it appears that an inmate could benefit from psychotropic medications? How might prison officials encourage an atmosphere of compliance with such a program?
PSY 623 Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Offenders
Discussion in Week 3
DQ1 Should opiate replacement therapy be administered to prisoners with a history of opiate addiction while they are incarcerated? Why do you think that is?
DQ2 What are the ethical implications of providing psychotropic drugs to people who are psychotic? What are the dangers of inmates using these drugs? How can prison officials reduce these risks when it appears that an inmate could benefit from psychotropic medications? How might jail administrators foster a climate of compliance with a program like this?