The disposition of mentally disordered offenders in australia: ‘Out of mind, out of sight’ revisited

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Abstract

The author surveys developments in the disposition of mentally disordered offenders since 1976. He focusses upon persons found mentally disordered or incompetent at or before trial, persons acquitted by reason of insanity and persons who become or are found mentally disordered after sentence. He concludes that the law in these areas remains in flux with different jurisdictions developing diverse initiatives resulting in major inconsistencies and in detainees seeking to avail themselves of international law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-118
Number of pages22
JournalPsychiatry, Psychology & Law
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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