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Serious violent offenders : sentencing, psychiatry and law reform

ISSN: 
1034-5086

Proceedings of a conference held 29-31 October 1991

Sally-Anne Gerull and William Lucas (eds.)

Abstract

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.

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1993. Serious violent offenders : sentencing, psychiatry and law reform. AIC conference proceedings. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/proceedings/19