Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales, 3rd edition (eBook)
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Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales, 3rd edition is a practical guide to the law on mental health issues that arise within the criminal justice framework in New South Wales
Now in its third edition, Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales is a practical guide to the law on mental health issues that arise within the criminal justice framework in New South Wales. It offers comprehensive coverage and clear explanations of all of the important topics in this field and is an ideal resource for lawyers, mental health professionals, correctional health personnel, and anyone else engaged in the fields of criminal law and forensic mental health, or students with an interest in pursuing studies or a career in these areas.
By combining the legal and medical perspectives of experienced practitioners in this field, Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales clearly explains the link between psychiatry and the law, and addresses the many difficulties associated with this relationship. All chapters have been thoroughly revised to take into account developments in case law and legislation, and new material on child and adolescent forensic psychiatry is included.
• Practical guidance for practitioners
• Expert authors
• Coverage of developments in legislation and case law
Fairall & Barrett, Criminal Defences, 5th Edition 2017
Croft et al, Waller & Williams Criminal Law: Text and Cases, 13th Edition 2016
Dan Howard is a Senior Counsel at the NSW Bar. He is a former President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal and a former Acting Judge of the District Court of NSW. He was for many years a Crown Prosecutor and appeared in many criminal trials and appeals, including numerous cases involving mental health issues. He has extensive experience in teaching criminal trial advocacy. He is currently a Visiting Professorial Fellow with the School of Law at the University of Wollongong, and a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW.
Dr Bruce Westmore is a practising psychiatrist with extensive expertise in the areas of obsessive compulsive disorders, alcohol, drug and other addictions, autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries and forensic psychiatry. Dr Westmore is a former official adviser to the Government of New Zealand, assisting in organising and developing a national forensic psychiatry service, and is a former Director of Forensic Psychiatry in Queensland. He has been a visiting consultant to various private hospitals and he has had long term teaching commitments to postgraduate and undergraduate students. He has had extensive experience as an expert witness.
Table of Contents
1. Frequently Encountered Psychiatric Illnesses and Conditions
2. Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Impairment, Mental Illness and Mental Conditions – General Considerations
3. Mental Health Act 2007: Care, Treatment and Control
4. Management of Forensic and Correctional Patients under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990
5. Fitness to Stand Trial
6. The Defence of Mental Illness
8. The Partial Defence of Substantial Impairment
10. The Interaction of Mental Illness with Other Defences
11. Risk: Assessment, Management and Applicable Legal Principles
12. Further Sentencing Considerations
13. Psychiatric Reports and Opinions
14. Psychological Assessment in a Forensic Context
15. Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Court Part I: On Being an Expert Witness
16. Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Court Part II: The Legal Profession’s View
17. Controversial Syndromes and Evidentiary Issues
18. Summary Diversion in the Local Court
19. Forensic and Correctional Mental Health Services in New South Wales
20. Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry