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A foot in the (revolving) door? : A preliminary evaluation of Tasmania's mental health diversion list

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Graham, HM (2007) A foot in the (revolving) door? : A preliminary evaluation of Tasmania's mental health diversion list. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

There is a strong intersection between the health system and the criminal justice system, as
exemplified by problems encountered with mentally ill offenders. Therapeutic jurisprudence and
the problem solving court model seek to overcome issues associated with the failure of traditional
sentencing for this offender population, the 'revolving door' and deficits in treatment support.
Evaluation research was utilised in this study to conduct a preliminary assessment of the
effectiveness of the Mental Health Diversion List pilot project. Rich qualitative data contributed
to the emergence of various themes and issues indicating the general success of the List.
However, different practitioner perspectives and debates revealed opportunities for further
development.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Criminal justice, Administration of, Mental health servcies, People with mental disabilities and crime, Mentally ill offenders, Mentally ill
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MCrimCorr)--University of Tasmania, 2007. Includes bibliographical references. Introduction -- Ch. 1. Mental health and the criminal justice system -- Ch. 2. Evaluation research and mental health courts -- Ch. Therapeutic jurisprudence in action: the Mental Health Diversion List -- Ch. 4. Practitioner perspectives and debates -- Ch. 5. A preliminary evaluation -- Conclusion

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Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 00:17
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