Evaluation

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A comparison of court based approaches in Australia for people with mental disorders

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Forensic mental health services in Australia have developed in response to the high rates of mental illness among offenders. A key component of forensic mental health services are Court Liaison Services. This type of forensic mental health service can provide early mental health intervention and,...
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Health care for prisoners: Assessing the societal and prisoner perspectives of its value

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
The health care needs of prisoners can be complex in nature, as a consequence of cancer, stroke, diabetes and heart disease through to treatment for hepatitis C, drug and alcohol dependence, and mental illnesses each of which occurs at significantly higher rates than the population average. While...
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Health research involving prisoners: Assessing stakeholders views on research priorities and ethical issues

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The use of prisoners as research participants is contentious and complex.  Alcohol and other drug use, mental illness, and hepatitis C disproportionally affect prisoners, and are thus expected to be the preferred areas of research interest for prisoners. However, how prisoners see their involvement...
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Prison based treatment for alcohol and related other drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
A PhD project, investigating alcohol and other drug (AoD) use among men entering prison and behavioural treatment for AoD while in prison. The project consists of three studies: 1) A systematic review of the literature to identify and report on prison based AoD treatment research, 2) An analysis of...
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Social capital of men in prison

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Social capital is a relatively recent concept encompassing social support, social networks and social cohesion. Social capital is reliant on participation of more than one person and allows for individuals (actors) to access resources which they would not otherwise be able to access if acting...

Violence in the lives of Aboriginal mothers in prison: women who use violence

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian prisons is a major public health concern and human rights issue.  The degree to which women have been imprisoned in Australia has seen a sharp incline with the rate for Aboriginal women increasing alongside and...