Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales, 3rd edition (eBook)

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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

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409347456

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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. 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.

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  • Practical guidance for practitioners
  • Expert authors
  • Coverage of developments in legislation and case law

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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 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