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NCJ Number: 147750 Find in a Library
Title: PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN PRISON (FROM SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS: SENTENCING, PSYCHIATRY, AND LAW REFORM, 1991, P 193-199, SALLY-ANNE GERULL AND WILLIAM LUCAS, EDS. - SEE NCJ-147734)
Author(s): F Stamp
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
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United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Forensic psychiatry is one aspect in the management of a proportion of violent offenders in Australian prisons.
Abstract: Within the correctional setting, a psychiatrist may be required to treat offenders who do not suffer from psychiatric illnesses. The management of violent offenders requires a containment of the violence, the provision of information to the court on a range of factors regarding the offender, and the continuing management of the offender after sentencing. Offenses committed by violent offenders who are treated by forensic psychiatrists generally fall into four categories: assaults in general, domestic assault, violence by drug offenders, and sexual assaults. To manage these offenders most effectively, the psychiatrist must cooperate with various legal and correctional professionals. 12 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections management; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Forensic psychiatry; Mentally ill inmates; Offender mental health services; Violent offenders
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