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NCJ Number: 158730 Find in a Library
Title: Black People, Mental Health, and the Courts
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-118-4
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
London,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the extent to which Black people in Great Britain are remanded for psychiatric reports when appearing at magistrates' courts, and the outcome of these psychiatric remands.
Abstract: The report described the psychiatric remand process in magistrates' courts, presents several case histories of psychiatric remand, and provides an overview of the interrelationships between blacks, psychiatry, and the British criminal justice system. Other sections describe characteristics of the sample used here, and the role of magistrates, probation officers, court clerks, defense attorneys, and psychiatrists in the psychiatric remand process. The study presents recommendations for improving the response of the criminal justice system to black mentally ill offenders, with a particular focus on antidiscrimination policies, monitoring, liaison and coordination, reports and assessment, training, and community-based resources. 14 tables, 1 figure, 2 appendixes, and 27 references
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Corrections; Court referrals; Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign offenders; Foreign police; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Minorities; Psychological evaluation
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