Discussion: Evidence-Based Approach to Social Advocacy?

Discuss the chosen crime and violence issue, Prisons as Mental Health Institutions, in terms of evidence-based social advocacy. To do this, connect some dots between the mainstream media coverage from Discussion 1 (paper attached – 1_1 Discussion) of Prisons as Mental Health Institutions and the academic research (resources attached)..

Using the two attached academic articles related to the issue and address the following questions:

  • How is this issue discussed in academic research as opposed to the mainstream media?
  • What evidence is used in each source?
  • How effective does the evidence seem in each source and why?
  • What solutions, if any, are proposed for the issue in the sources?

Thank you!