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CJB38

Author Karen Freeman
Published October 1998
Report Type Crime and Justice Bulletin No. 38
Subject Mental health
Keywords mental illness, criminal justice system

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Summary

Aim

This bulletin provides a summary of the ways in which mentally ill offenders are dealt with by the New South Wales (NSW) Criminal Courts and attempts to answer many of the common questions people have about mentally ill offenders and mental illness as a defence.