Mental Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
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|Format:||Hardback, 355 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 30 November 1996|
This work considers the treatment of offenders, victims and witnesses with a learning disability or mental illness under criminal law proceedings. The book examines pre-trial, trial and post-trial issues, drawing together both the practical and academic aspects of the law. It covers the Mental Health Act and PACE Code provisions in full, clearly setting out the issues relevant at each stage of the criminal proceedings.
Table of Contents
Defining mental disorder; diversion from criminal justice system; protection for mentally disordered suspects in the police station; pre-trial remand; confession evidence and mentally disordered offenders; mental disoredr affecting criminal responsibility; unfitness to plead; sentencing; external rights of mentally disordered offenders to challenge continuing detention; internal rights of offender patients regarding compulsory treatment; seclusion and investigation of complaints; legal position of mentally disordered victims and witnesses.
|Publisher: ||Sweet & Maxwell|