Mental disorder and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system

Heffernan, Ed, Anderson, Kimina, McEntyre, Elizabeth and Kinner, Stuart (2014). Mental disorder and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. In Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker (Ed.), Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice 2nd ed. (pp. 165-178) Subiaco, WA, Australia: Telethon Kids Institute, Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit.

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Author Heffernan, Ed
Anderson, Kimina
McEntyre, Elizabeth
Kinner, Stuart
Title of chapter Mental disorder and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system
Title of book Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice
Place of Publication Subiaco, WA, Australia
Publisher Telethon Kids Institute, Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780957949447
9780977597536
Editor Pat Dudgeon
Helen Milroy
Roz Walker
Chapter number 10
Start page 165
End page 178
Total pages 14
Total chapters 31
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter examines what is known about the prevalence of mental disorder and cognitive disability amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contact with the criminal justice system and how these issues impact on individuals, families and communities. The literature in this area is reviewed; there is now a considerable body of evidence supporting the premise that mental disorders are a significant health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contact with all aspects of the criminal justice system. There is emerging evidence to suggest that this is also the case for cognitive disability, however further research is required to fully articulate the extent of this challenge. With this understanding, we consider the important and complex implications for mental health and disability services in meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system.
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