- There are a number of important links and similarities between public health and safety. In this extended essay, Gregg D. Caruso defends and expands his public health-quarantine model, which is a non-retributive alternative for addressing criminal behavior that draws on the public health framework and prioritizes prevention and social justice.
- In developing his account, he explores the relationship between public health and safety, focusing on
- how social inequalities and systemic injustices affect health outcomes and crime rates,
- how poverty affects brain development,
- how offenders often have pre-existing medical conditions (especially mental health issues),
- how involvement in the criminal justice system itself can lead to or worsen health and cognitive problems,
- how treatment and rehabilitation methods can best be employed to reduce recidivism and reintegrate offenders back into society, and
- how a public health approach could be successfully applied within the criminal justice system.
- Caruso's approach draws on research from the health sciences, social sciences, public policy, law, psychiatry, medical ethics, neuroscience, and philosophy, and he delivers a set of ethically defensible and practically workable proposals for implementing the public health-quarantine model.
- Publisher’s blurb, taken from the “books” page on the author’s website: Caruso: Books
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