Mental health, criminal justice and culture: some ways forward?

Jones, Robin, and Day, Andrew (2011) Mental health, criminal justice and culture: some ways forward? Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (4). pp. 325-330.

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Objective: This paper aims to offer an overview of the mental health needs of Indigenous men and women in the criminal justice system and how Indigenous cultural perspectives on mental health might influence forensic mental health service provision.

Conclusion: There is a need for both mental health and criminal justice agencies to collaborate more closely in developing new models of service provision that incorporate Indigenous perspectives on social and emotional wellbeing, recognize culturally specific mental health risk and protective factors in relation to prevention, early intervention and treatment, and take advantage of the opportunities for treatment that arise in the context of criminal justice system intervention.

Item ID: 47139
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: Aboriginal mental health, criminal justice Indigenous mental health, prison
Funders: Department of Justice, Victoria
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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