Main ideas and thesis sentences are really two sides of the same coin. Writers create thesis sentences. Readers pick out the main idea from what they read, which is usually the thesis sentence of the writer.
My case study is on health, mental health
Case Study 2 (Health): The criminal justice system is seeing an increase in the number of people suffering from mental health illnesses. When a mentally ill person is found guilty of a crime, there is often a decision to be made about whether that person belongs in jail or in a treatment facility. Many argue that forcing involuntary treatment upon those suffering from mental health illnesses is a violation of a person’s civil rights; therefore, when a person is found guilty of a crime that warrants jail time, it does not matter if he/she is suffering from a mental health illness. The person should serve time in jail without being forced to receive mental health treatment. Others argue that those suffering from mental illnesses are unable to make appropriate decisions about seeking treatment on their own; therefore, the judicial system is helping those suffering from mental health illnesses by requiring them to get treatment. Should those suffering with mental health illnesses, who are found guilty of a crime, be forced to receive medical treatment? Why or why not? Write a 250-word persuasive paragraph in support of or in opposition to this issue. When writing your paragraph, consider any one of the articles on health, located in the Week 1 Learning Resources. How might the author’s overall argument within your article choice tie in with this discussion? Make connections within your paragraph.
By Day 7
Locate one additional article related to one of this week’s case study topics, other than the one you used in Week 1 Discussion.
• Complete the Source Quality Rating Document found in the Week 1 Learning Resources.
• Determine the main idea of the article. What is the author arguing?
• After you have determined the main idea of the article, craft your own thesis in response to the article’s main idea. You may create a thesis statement which agrees with the article’s main idea, or you may create a thesis statement which disagrees with the article’s main idea.
• Once you have created your own thesis statement, develop a full sentence outline which supports your thesis.
• Please see the sample Week 1 Assignment 2 document, located in the Week 1 Learning Resources. This document shows the required elements of this assignment.
• Be sure to provide attribution, using APA formatting, for any sources used.
• Create one document that includes:
o The thesis statement and outline you created
o Your completed Source Quality Rating document
Pleases do not use these two references to write this assignment.
Use another reference different altogether.
Sciencedaily. (2019) Health and medicine news. Retrieved June 2 2019 from
Mossière, A., & Maeder, E. M. (2016). Juror decision making in not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder trials: Effects of defendant gender and mental illness type. International journal of law and psychiatry, 49, 47-54.
Schneckenburger, P. B. (2020). Stigma and Sentencing: Examining the Effects of Mental Illness on Sentencing Decisions (Doctoral dissertation, Southeastern Louisiana University).