Forensic mental health and prison risk management

Kidd, Garry (2013) Forensic mental health and prison risk management. In: Presentations from ACCOP 2013: Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology. From: ACCOP 2013: Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology, 21- 23 May, 2013, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Prisons in Australia and in many other countries are increasingly viewed as the nation’s largest mental health institutions due to disproportionately high incidences of psychiatric morbidity among incarcerated populations. Concurrent with this trend is a growing culture of risk management or risk minimisation in prisons within criminal justice jurisdictions. The relationships between these phenomena appear neither clear nor well understood despite their impact on correctional management practices. In this presentation sample prevalence data of psychiatric morbidity in prisons (Australia, UK, and US) and research relevant to mental illness and risk management will be considered. The challenge of future research directions will be discussed in terms of need, opportunities, and barriers. The presentation concludes with possible implications for law enforcement and correctional risk management practices particularly in the area of suicide and self harm risk management.

Item ID: 33923
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 06:09
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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