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Artificial Intelligence and Mental Healthcare Inside Prisons.

20 March 2020

The aim and objectives of this study is to understand current attitudes and opinions towards AI as a mental healthcare tool inside prisons. This study is specifically interested in attitudes towards AI as a tool for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of mental health conditions inside prisons. This will involve gathering data in the form of an online survey.


  • Be knowledgeable/experienced or have a keen interest in at least one of the following: Artificial Intelligence, mental healthcare, prisons.

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Ethical approval

The researcher has successfully completed an ethical self-assessment which indicated an ethical review by a committee was not required.

About the researcher

I am a final year Criminology & Sociology BSc (Hons) student at the University of Surrey and have a keen interest in the current growth and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. To date, I have conducted research into the application of AI in the domain of mental healthcare - focusing on the use of AI-based Apps incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods.

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