Defendants and Detainees with Psychiatric Disturbances in New Zealand
International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation ‘Defendants and Detainees with Psychiatric Disturbances in the Criminal Process and the Prison System’, Intersentia, Cambridge, UK, Forthcoming
Posted: 4 Jan 2018
Date Written: November 16, 2017
In this article, the needs, problems, tools and solutions relating to the operation of the criminal justice process on the mentally disordered, both pre- and post-sentence, is examined. The discussion critiques the procedures, proposed reforms and gaps in the provision of fair treatment for those with mental illness or temporary psychiatric disturbances. Ultimately, like similar jurisdictions, New Zealand is found lacking in its provision of safe systems for mentally ill suspects, defendants and offenders, and suggestions for change are put forward.
Keywords: mental disorder, crime
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