Understanding Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Multi-agency Perspective

December 23, 2020|
Understanding Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Multi-agency Perspective by Anthony Columbo
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First published in 1997, this volume''s purpose is to understand and clarify the nature of implicit theories currently held about the mentally disordered offender by respondents who represent a range of agencies: the general lay population, Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Social Services.

The significance of this research rests on the premise that a greater understanding of professional and lay perspectives towards the mentally ill offender will help elucidate conflicting assumptions between agencies which, by their very nature, may be seriously disrupting the effective implementation of a number of key criminological and clinical policy initiatives involving the care and management of the mentally ill. In particular, consideration is given to the impact such ideological differences may have with regard to the establishment of community-based psychiatric care programmes, the policy of diverting mentally ill offenders away from the Criminal Justice System and into care by Health and Social Services, and the need to strengthen inter-agency co-operation.

Anthony Colombo
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Title:Understanding Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Multi-agency PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:236 pages, 0 X 0 X 0 inShipping dimensions:236 pages, 0 X 0 X 0 inPublished:December 23, 2020Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1138359955

ISBN - 13:9781138359956

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