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Diversion from Custody for Mentally Disordered Offenders

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ISBN 9780582239005
Published January 28, 1994 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

The authors aim to provide practical guidance to enable practitioners in the various criminal justice, health and social care agencies to divert mentally disordered offenders from prosecution and custody and to help prevent re-offending.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword by Timothy F. Durkin, Chairman, MIND; Acknowledgements; Why are people with mental health problems sent to prison?; Development of diversion projects nationally; Turning vision into reality; Key points of intervention; The role of the prison; Diversion into what?; Funding and managing a project; Record keeping, monitoring and evaluation; The future of the project; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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Catherine Staite is the Director of North Humberside MIND and chairs the North Humberside Forum on Mentally Disordered Offenders. Neill Martin is a Senior Probation Officer. Michael Bingham is an Inspector with Humberside Police. Rannoch Dally is Governor of HM Prison Hull.