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The Mentally Disordered Offender in an Era of Community Care : New Directions in Provision - William Watson

The Mentally Disordered Offender in an Era of Community Care

New Directions in Provision

By: William Watson (Editor), Adrian T. Grounds (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd March 1993
ISBN: 9780521403429
Number Of Pages: 240

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The care and management of mentally disordered offenders poses a major challenge to criminal justice agencies and psychiatric services. These patients, 'the people nobody owns', are particularly vulnerable to political and professional change and as psychiatric services become increasingly community-based, the task of meeting the needs of the offender, as well as expectations of public protection, becomes a more difficult prospect. This book brings together the papers and a summary of the discussion presented at a Cropwood Round Table conference organised by the Institute of Criminology and the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Cambridge. Seeking to define future needs and directions in legal and service provisions, it includes perspectives from the fields of criminology, sociology and social psychiatry, as well as contributions from practitioners and administrators. Remarkable for the tenacity and depth with which the expert contributors address the problems, this volume will be essential reading for all professionals working in the psychiatric and criminal justice systems with this frequently marginalized client group. Through a searching examination of the situation within one jurisdiction it points the way to service developments, improved care management and new research opportunities that have universal applications.

Conference participants
List of tables and figures
Offender-patients: the people nobody owns Herschel Prins
Future Directions for Psychiatric Services and Mental Health Law
Future pattern of psychiatric services Douglas Bennett
Future directions for mental health law Sir John Wood
A criminological perspective - the influence of fashion and theory on practice and disposal: life chances in the criminological tombola Jill Peay
Perspectives on Future Needs
The mentally abnormal offender in the era of community care Tony Fowles
New directions for service provision: a personal view Paul Bowden
Defining need and evaluating services John Wing
Black people, mental health and the criminal justice system Deryck Browne, Errol Francis and Iain Crowe
A view from the probation service Graham Smith
A view from the prison medical service Rosemary Wool
A view from the courts: diversion and discontinuance Philip Joseph
Planning and Implementing New Services
A view from the private sector Mike Lee-Evans
Case management Geoff Shepherd
A view from the Department of Health John Reed
A Concluding Review
Future directions for research William Watson
Tables of cases
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ISBN: 9780521403429
ISBN-10: 0521403421
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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