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Editorial he publicity associated work is indicative of much of the ‘serial killing’. A very useful with special hospital positive practice occurring in the socio-legal classification for Tcare and treatment is special hospitals. unlawful killing is proposed often negative in nature, both which may contribute to eradi- questioning care regimes and the This issue is also topical in cating the confusion associated purpose of such hospitals. It is nature, as can be seen in the with such high profile cases. therefore refreshing, and perhaps articles by Tracy White and timely, for this issue to feature Professor Herschel Prins. Tracy Philip Vaughn of the Wessex two pieces of work from clini- White’s work looks to the role of Consortium illustrates the cians working at Ashworth the forensic psychiatric nurse in importance of needs assessments Hospital, Merseyside, which HM Prison Service close supervi- analysis in planning two new encourage good practice and an sion centres. Tracy is based in the long stay secure units. Many understanding of secure hospital Hutton Centre, in Tees and such units are being developed settings from a sociological North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, around the country as part of perspective. Andy Hibbs, who which provides specialist services regional strategies for secure care. works in Salford but is currently within HMP Durham, in the The design elements of such seconded to Ashworth Hospital, very challenging environment of buildings is an area which is provides a very detailed the close supervision centre. The often neglected within the litera- examination of a complementary article relates a positive approach ture, but extremely important in strategy, which can be used to developing assessment and terms of facilities, therapy and alongside restraint procedure to care of those prisoners who may rehabilitation to name but three de-escalate aggressive behaviour. pose a high risk of violence to areas, as well as staffing. Mark Chandley, of Ashworth other prisoners and staff. The Hospital, examines concepts of service is both award winning – The editors would welcome time within a special hospital a Butler Trust Certificate – and alternative points of view to the setting, and the nature of the subject of positive television articles within this issue, and conforming to socially defined news reports in the north east of would encourage readers to temporal (time) customs within England. Professor Prins relates submit their views for inclusion such a hospital, and more the recent case of Crown v. in the journal. generally within society. We feel Shipman to illustrate the often that readers will agree that such indiscriminate use of the term Norman McClelland and Graham Towl Joint Editors The British Journal of Forensic Practice • VOLUME 2 • ISSUE 2 • June 2000 © Pavilion Publishing Brighton Ltd http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Forensic Practice Emerald Publishing

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Abstract

he publicity associated work is indicative of much of the ‘serial killing’. A very useful with special hospital positive practice occurring in the socio-legal classification for Tcare and treatment is special hospitals. unlawful killing is proposed often negative in nature, both which may contribute to eradi- questioning care regimes and the This issue is also topical in cating the confusion associated purpose of such hospitals. It is nature, as can be seen in the with such high profile cases. therefore refreshing, and perhaps articles by Tracy White and timely, for this issue to feature Professor Herschel Prins. Tracy Philip Vaughn of the Wessex two pieces of work from clini- White’s work looks to the role of Consortium illustrates the cians working at Ashworth the forensic psychiatric nurse in importance of needs assessments Hospital, Merseyside, which HM Prison Service close supervi- analysis in planning two new encourage good practice and an sion centres. Tracy is based in the long stay secure units. Many understanding of secure hospital Hutton Centre, in Tees and such units are being developed settings from a sociological North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, around the country as part of perspective. Andy Hibbs, who which provides specialist services regional strategies for secure care. works in Salford but is currently within HMP Durham, in the The design elements of such seconded to Ashworth Hospital, very challenging environment of buildings is an area which is provides a very detailed the close supervision centre. The often neglected within the litera- examination of a complementary article relates a positive approach ture, but extremely important in strategy, which can be used to developing assessment and terms of facilities, therapy and alongside restraint procedure to care of those prisoners who may rehabilitation to name but three de-escalate aggressive behaviour. pose a high risk of violence to areas, as well as staffing. Mark Chandley, of Ashworth other prisoners and staff. The Hospital, examines concepts of service is both award winning – The editors would welcome time within a special hospital a Butler Trust Certificate – and alternative points of view to the setting, and the nature of the subject of positive television articles within this issue, and conforming to socially defined news reports in the north east of would encourage readers to temporal (time) customs within England. Professor Prins relates submit their views for inclusion such a hospital, and more the recent case of Crown v. in the journal. generally within society. We feel Shipman to illustrate the often that readers will agree that such indiscriminate use of the term Norman McClelland and Graham Towl Joint Editors The British Journal of Forensic Practice • VOLUME 2 • ISSUE 2 • June 2000 © Pavilion Publishing Brighton Ltd

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The British Journal of Forensic PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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