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Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales: A Practical Guide For Lawyers and Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales: A Practical Guide For Lawyers and Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

Howard, D; Westmore, B, 2010

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A practical guide to the law on mental health issues that arise within the criminal justice framework in New South Wales.
Format: Paperback 

Description

This publication 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.

All chapters have been fully revised, updated and, in many cases, significantly expanded. The operation of the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 is dealt with in detail. New to this edition are the chapters on the management of forensic and correctional patients, infanticide, and a comprehensive chapter on the assessment and management of risk, including a section on the Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act 2006.

Table of Contents

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
7. Automatism
8. The Partial Defence of Substantial Impairment 9. Infanticide
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
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

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