You are the senior member of a two-man hostage negotiation team for a maximum security facility in the Northeast. You and partner are called to a cell block where an inmate, identified as Alfredo Albondigas, has taken two facilities maintenance personnel and a fellow corrections officer hostage. He is claiming that there are aliens from another planet living in his cell block and demanding that they leave immediately. He has given an ultimatum that if he does not see the flying saucer leaving the exercise yard area in 2 hours, he will kill the maintenance personnel that he has taken hostage because he knows that they are giving signals to the aliens about him and the other inmates.
Mr. Albondigas is armed with a handmade knife and has his head wrapped in aluminum foil. The corrections entry reaction team (CERT) is working with you has a green light to kill Mr. Albondigas, but there are no current opportunities presenting themselves. You have managed to get a throw phone into Mr. Albondigas and you have direct phone communication with him. Also, because of the phone’s design, when he hangs up, you can still hear what is going on in the room. He has not hurt the maintenance personnel so far, but he is using the corrections officer as a translator to speak to the maintenance personnel, as if the maintenance personnel were not speaking English, but some alien tongue.
This scenario may seem humorous because it is fictional, but if it were real, it would be very serious for both the hostages and Mr. Albondigas. You are tasked by the warden and incident commander to make an operations plan centered on dealing with this mentally ill offender.
Present this paper as if it were an operations plan to negotiate with Mr. Albondigas and end the hostage standoff. You do not need to plan the tactical response if the negotiations fail. The paper presented should confine itself to gathering the information that negotiator needs, and the approach to take when negotiating with Mr. Albondigas to end the standoff.
Explain the mental state of the offender and the 2 most likely mental illnesses that are affecting him.
Explain what type of medical personnel you would like to have at the scene, and why?
Relate why you think that, if the deadline is reached without a solution, whether Mr. Albondigas will hurt the maintenance personnel or not. Explain your answer.
Articulate the persons whom you would like to have brought to the scene for interviews to help with information that you can use to talk to Mr. Albondigas.
Explain your approach as the negotiator when speaking with Mr. Albondigas, and why you would take that approach.
It is critical that, when you make a statement of fact in your presentation, you cite the reference that you used to obtain the information from. Do this in the text of the paper, and then include the reference in your References page. As always, your paper will be submitted in the current edition of APA format. No abstract is required because this is a short position paper, but a title page, reference page, and appropriate running header with page numbers are necessary.
Assignment Requirement Addition: Following the hostage development, you were asked to do the following:
Evaluate the five axes of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the DSM system. Finally, using the DSM system, create the classifying system (Axis I – Axis V) based on the following information. Use the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) to evaluate if these types of disorders will result in future instances like this hostage situation.
Antisocial personality disorder
Borderline intellectual functioning
Major depressive disorder with psychotic feature
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (combined type)
Life imprisonment without parole
Global Assessment Functioning = 50 (current)
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Rockets (2005) explicated the bewilderment brought by wrong analysis of mental illnesses situations. In most cases, the officials in charge of the cases lack the fundamental knowledge to observe, translate, and solve the handy situations. Consequently, they offer the wrong legal action to the circumstances leading to superfluous casualties or indefinite property and integrity harm. As such, it vital for the personnel handling possible mental patients to have a consolidated protocol to identify, analyze and handle mental cases at the minimum consequential costs. To achieve this, mental health organizations have structures to categorize and isolate intense mental cases for further examination. However, following the reduced efficiency in government agencies and public sanitation, the number of ignored mental cases has been on the rise in the last decade (Rockets, 2005). Subsequent the increase in mental cases in a public organization, it is vital to offer insight on subjective, but desired etiquette in handling acute mental cases. The document explores a case study of an inmate who exhibited mental illness accompanied by edge damages. In addition, the article examines the potential mental condition affecting the patient and the feasible treatments. In a concept case analysis, the author attempts to explain a rational approach to mental health case in a bureaucratic setting while maintaining psychiatric rationale.
A mental disorder is a behavioral pattern that inhibits individual ability to think or act in a progressive manner. Therefore, the patient endures reduced function-ability, efficiency, and the general ability to translate visual and audio environment to a rational context. According to WebMD (2015), the core cause of the mental disorder is unclear to numerous scientists. Nonetheless, most psychologists share some universal theories that explain the origin of mental illnesses and the appropriate diagnosis. In a social context, a mental disorder is a combination of the actor behavior and perceptions as compared to social and formal expectations of the circumstances. In a retrospect, society judges an individual by his or her ability to act, respond, and analyze situations as expected by prior socialization. Occasionally, sane individuals receive the wrong intention in case the actor is suffering from mental illnesses unknown to them. As defined in sociology, a pre-set social path represents conformity and deviance. Nonetheless, the social structures jointly establish with mentally stable individuals while literary ignoring the potential of mentally ill persons in the society. The trend has led to the necessity of an objective analysis of mental illness situations and calls for an intent action. The case concept examined in this paper seeks to elaborate on the necessary mental health knowledge on a subjective situation. After discussing the probable cause of the patient’s actions, the paper offers an in-depth analysis of the possible treatments as well as the necessary action to mitigate the prevailing situation.
1. Case Conceptualization
The analysis derives its case study from a correctional facility where an inmate, who is suffering from a mental condition, has...