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Prof. Bernadette Mcsherry1 1Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia The term ‘preventive justice’ was first used in the late 18th century and linked to laws aimed at preventing future crime by intervening where, according to Blackstone (1772),...
  • August 7, 2018
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Dr Mike Jordan1, Ms Kate Cuthbertson, Ms Marita O’Connell1 1Tasmanian Forensic Mental Health Service, Hobart, Australia Since the introduction of dangerous criminal legislation in Tasmania, approximately ten declarations have been made, but only one has been discharged, that of Mark...
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Ms Melanie Mitchell1, Dr Jennifer Wells1 1Qld Forensic Mental Health, Paddington, Australia Literature discussing therapeutic interventions with mentally ill clients has a propensity to describe generalist therapeutic frameworks, neglecting to outline the specific strategies and techniques used. The aim of...
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Dr Jennifer Wells1, Ms Melanie Mitchell1, Ms Brownhalls Jessica 1Qld Forensic Mental Health Service, Brisbane, Australia There is limited research guiding targeted therapeutic approaches with those with serious mental disorder who engage in behaviours that can lead to criminal charges. ...
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Jo Sampford, Miss Niamh Fields1 1Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, South Brisbane, Australia Queensland’s mental health system has undergone significant change since the commencement of the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld) on 5 March 2017. One of the significant changes has been...
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Miss Niamh Fields1 1Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, South Brisbane, Australia Niamh practiced as a criminal lawyer in the private sector for two and half years prior to her appointment at QAI. Niamh completed a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours...
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Dr KC Soh1 1Department of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital,  , Singapore Introduction The focus of psychiatric services in the general hospital setting is clinical care for the community-based population. This represents a departure from the subspecialized role of...
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Mr Bob Green1 1QFMHS, Brisbane, Australia A key question regarding persons found not criminally responsible due to mental illness concerns the person’s mental state at the time of the offence. Given the relationship between mental illness and violence it follows...
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Dr David Keatley1 1Murdoch University, Perth, Australia The complex interaction between Law Enforcement Interrogators and guilty suspects attempting to avoid prosecution is a verbal arms race. Clearly, leniency in interrogations would make it easier for criminals to avoid detection; however,...
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Prof. Ian Freckelton1 1Barrister, Melbourne, Australia The sentencing in Victoria of the impostor gynaecologist, Raffaele Di Paolo, to nine and half years’ imprisonment for a range of deception offences raises the issue of what leads unqualified persons to obtain registration...
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