NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Mental Health Treatment and Criminal Justice Outcomes

Richard Frank, Thomas G. McGuire

NBER Working Paper No. 15858
Issued in April 2010

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This paper is prepared for presentation at the NBER conference on the Costs and Benefits of Crime Control and Prevention, January 15 and 16, Berkeley, California. The authors are grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for research support and to Pasha Hamed, Tisa Sherry and Zach Yoneda for excellent analysis research assistance. We are grateful to Harold Pollack and participants at an earlier NBER workshop for comments on an earlier draft, and to Phil Cook for encouragement and ideas. Ellen Meara, Jens Ludwig, John Monahan, Jennifer Skeem and Hank Steadman commented on an earlier draft. We are particularly grateful to Jeff Swanson for helpful guidance. Colleagues from the MacArthur Foundation Mandated Community Treatment Network, chaired by John Monahan, did much of the research on the relation between mental health and crime. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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