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

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Yvette Tinsley

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 16, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Tinsley, Yvette, Defendants and Detainees with Psychiatric Disturbances in New Zealand (November 16, 2017). International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation ‘Defendants and Detainees with Psychiatric Disturbances in the Criminal Process and the Prison System’, Intersentia, Cambridge, UK, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3094568

Yvette Tinsley (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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