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Author Laing, Judith M.

Title Care or custody? : mentally disordered offenders in the criminal justice system / Judith M. Laing
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


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Description xvii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The Basic Principles -- 2. The Historical Context -- 3. Diversion under the Mental Health Act 1983 and Related Provisions -- 4. The Development of Diversion Policy for Mentally Disordered Offenders -- 5. Diversion in West Yorkshire: A Process Study -- 6. Diversion in West Yorkshire: An Impact Study -- 7. Conclusion -- App. A. Diversion under the Existing Provisions -- App. B. Police Station Assessment (PSA Model) -- App. C. Court Psychiatrist Assessment (NAC/PAC Models) -- App. D. Court Panel Assessment (MAAP Model) -- App. E. Covering Letter and Interview Schedule for Research Study
Summary "In recent years there has been growing concern and controversy surrounding the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Consequently, there have been a series of legislative and policy developments during the last decade, which have led to changes in attitude and the way that such offender-patients are treated. Such changes have focused primarily upon the provision of timely therapeutic intervention and diversion from the criminal justice system."--BOOK JACKET. "Care or Custody? Mentally Disordered Offenders in the Criminal Justice System considers these issues in depth. It is a comprehensive and scholarly text which identifies and explores some of the difficulties that occur when mentally disordered offenders come into contact with the criminal justice system."--BOOK JACKET
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [332]-357) and index
Subject Insanity (Law) -- Great Britain -- Jurisprudence
Insanity (Law) -- Great Britain.
Mentally ill offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- Great Britain.
Offenders with mental disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
LC no. 99016147
ISBN 0198268181 (hb)