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Serious violent offenders : sentencing, psychiatry and law reform

Proceedings of a conference held 29-31 October 1991

Sally-Anne Gerull and William Lucas (eds.)
ISSN 1034-5086
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1993


These proceedings discuss the major problems faced by courts and criminal justice practitioners in dealing with serious violent offenders who have personality disorders. Topics covered include: predicting dangerous behaviour; balancing the offender's rights against the need for community protection; inadequacies in the system; the treatment of violent offenders in prison; the principles of sentencing; and the process of review prior to release.