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A path not taken? Mentally disordered offenders and the criminal justice system

Cummins, ID 2006, 'A path not taken? Mentally disordered offenders and the criminal justice system' , Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 28 (3) , pp. 267-281.

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Abstract

The long stated aim of UK Government policy has been to divert mentally disordered offenders from the Criminal Justice system to services where their mental health needs can be adequately addressed. An examination of the rates of mental disorder amongst those appearing before the Courts and in the prison population shows that this policy is not achieving its stated aims. This article considers two elements of possible police and social work involvement to examine the cultural shifts that are required to make this policy more effective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family, child & social welfare law, social work, welfare, mentally disordered offenders, diversion, appropriate adult
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
Subjects / Themes > K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09649069
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009 13:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:58
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2155

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