Problems of Mental Health Counseling in the Criminal Justice System

  • Daniel H. Jacobs


The Eskimos have a word, Kulangeta, which means “his mind knows what to do but he doesn’t do it.” It is used to describe a man who repeatedly lies, cheats, or steals. Kulangeta is not a behavior that the shamans or healers are believed to be able to cure or change. When asked what would have happened traditionally to such a person, an Eskimo replies that someone would have pushed him off the ice when no one was looking (Murphy, 1976).


Antisocial Behavior Criminal Justice System Mental Health Professional Probation Officer High School Dropout 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel H. Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.Cambridge Court ClinicHarvard Medical School at The Cambridge HospitalCambridgeUSA

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