Month: August 2018

Cleo Brandt1 1Netherlands National Police (NNP) In the Netherlands, the term domestic violence is used as a blanket term by the police and public prosecutor’s office. It covers a wide range of topics, such as honour-based violence, elder abuse, child...
  • August 30, 2018
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Kym Walford1, Fiona Black2, Laura J. Ferris3, Carla Meurk3, Dominic Beer4 1Forensic and Secure Services, West Moreton Health; 2West Moreton Health, 3Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service, Metro North Hospital and Health Service; Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, West Moreton Health; 4Addiction and Mental...
  • August 7, 2018
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Dr Brian Thomas-peter1 1Entelic Consulting, Bowen Island, Canada This paper considers the history of Public Inquiries and investigations of untoward incidents in forensic psychiatric services and asks why they have been largely ineffective in producing change. The lessons fail to...
  • August 7, 2018
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Adjunct Professor Joan Lawrence1,2 1RANZCP Brisbane, Australia, 2Medicolegal Society of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia This paper will attempt to demonstrate an issue many Forensic Psychiatrists face when compiling reports for civil compensation and will urge those with appropriate ability to address...
  • August 7, 2018
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Dr Russ Scott1 1Queensland Prison Mental Health Service, Woolloongabba , Australia In Australia, the Commonwealth Criminal Code section 100 defines a “terrorist act” as an action (or threat of action) done or made with two specific intentions: (1) the intention...
  • August 7, 2018
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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...
  • August 7, 2018
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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...
  • August 7, 2018
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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. ...
  • August 7, 2018
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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...
  • August 7, 2018
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