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Palgrave Macmillan

Mental Health, Crime and Criminal Justice

Responses and Reforms

ISBN 9781137453877
Publication Date November 2015
Formats No other formats available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

It has long been known that the pathway through the criminal justice system for those with mental health needs is fraught with difficulty. This interdisciplinary collection explores key issues in mental health, crime and criminal justice, including: offenders' rights; intervention designs; desistance; health-informed approaches to offending and the medical needs of offenders; psychological jurisprudence, and; collaborative and multi-agency practice.
This volume draws on the knowledge of professionals and academics working in this field internationally, as well as the experience of service users. It offers a solution-focused response to these issues, and promotes both equality and quality of experience for service users. It will be essential reading for practitioners, scholars and students with an interest in forensic mental health and criminal justice.

Jane Winstone is Principal Lecturer in Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She began her career as a probation officer before moving to Portsmouth, where she has pursued her interests in integrated pathways to support young offenders, mental health, effective practice and ethical practice. Her research and publications in liaison, diversion and the management of mentally disordered offenders supported the findings of the Bradley Report.

1. Crime, Exclusion and Mental Health: Current Realities and Future Responses; Jane Winstone
2. A Broken Outline - Being an Observer in My Own Life: Notes from a Service User; Lucy Jo Matthews
3. Troublesome Offenders, Undeserving Patients? The Precarious Rights of Mentally Disordered Offenders; Rob Canton
4. Interventions and Outcomes: Accumulating Evidence; James McGuire
5. Desistance in Offenders with Mental Illness; Svenja Göbbels, Jo Thakker and Tony Ward
6. Medicalising 'Hatred': Exploring the Sense and Sensitivities of Classifying the Motivations for Hate Crime as Mental Disorder; Jemma Tyson and Nathan Hall
7. Mental Health Needs and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Amongst Young Offenders; Implications for Policy and Practice; Prathiba Chitsabesan and Nathan Hughes
8. 'It Made My Mind Unwell' Trauma-Informed Approaches to the Mental Health Needs of Women in the Criminal Justice System; Madeline Petrillo
9. Challenging the Cultural Determinants of Dual Diagnosis in the Criminal Justice System; Aaron Pycroft and Anita Green
10. The Role of the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Crown Court Setting: Towards a Best Practice Model; Charles de Lacy
11. The DSPD Programme: What Did It Tell Us About the Future for Managing Dangerous Prisoners with Severe Personality Disorders; Ruth Scally
12. Prosecuting the Persecuted: Forgive Them, They Know Not What They Do; Taffy Gatawa
13. Successful Strategies for Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders Within a Complex Multi-Agency Environment; Leighe Rogers and Gillian Ormston
14. Training to Improve Collaborative Practice: A Key Component of Strategy to Reduce Mental Ill Health in the Offender Population; Sarah Hean, Elizabeth Walsh, Marilyn Hammick

Bruce Arrigo, University of North Carolina, USA
Heather Y. Bersot, University of North Carolina, USA
Rob Canton, De Montfort University, USA
Prathiba Chitsabesan, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK
Charles de Lacy, Central Criminal Court, UK
Svenja Göbbels, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Melbourne, Australia
Taffy Gatawa, Royal Surrey County Hospital, UK
Anita Green, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth, UK
Marilyn Hammick, , Bournemouth University and Birmingham City University, UK
Sarah Hean, University of Stavanger, Norway
Nathan Hughes, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia and University of Birmingham, UK
Lucy Jo Matthews, Independent Researcher
James McGuire, University of Liverpool, UK
Gillian Ormston, Intelligent Awakenings Ltd, UK
Madeline Petrillo, University of Portsmouth, UK
Aaron Pycroft, University of Portsmouth, UK
Leighe Rogers, Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust, UK
Ruth Scally, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, UK
Jo Thakker, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Jemma Tyson, University of Portsmouth, UK
Elizabeth Walsh, the University of Leeds, UK
Tony Ward, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Jane Winstone, University of Portsmouth, UK


'Criminal justice-based mental health services have been seriously grappling with internal and external pressures for many years. Various "reform" efforts have come and gone over time. Some have lingered; others have succeeded. For this valuable volume, Jane Winstone has gathered a knowledgeable international group of mental health and criminal justice scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and service-recipients. In more than a dozen articles, Winstone and her contributors present an experienced array of cogent insights, purposeful proscriptions, and sage advice that will improve day-to-day practice and program outcomes.' - – Russ Immarigeon, Editor, Pathways for Offender Reentry   'This is a unique and fascinating read and it's hard to imagine it going out of date for some considerable time. It contains a variety of topics drawn from quite different fields of knowledge to review the interface between criminal justice and mental health and propose solutions for the challenges faced. The issues covered include a thorough review of the intervention evidence base, psychological jurisprudence, desistance theory, trauma, and multi-agency collaboration. Winstone has done an excellent job in tying these varied themes together to produce a comprehensive text in this critical policy area.' - Graham Durcan, Associate Director, Criminal Justice Programme, Centre for Mental Health, UK
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