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Policy developments in criminal justice and dual diagnosis

Policy developments in criminal justice and dual diagnosis POLICY Max Rutherford Policy and Strategy Officer, The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, UK The following paper provides a summary of six key policy developments related to criminal justice (2007– 09), highlighting in particular their relevance in the field of dual diagnosis. The six policies reviewed are: Q The Corston Report: A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system (March 2007) Q The Carter Report: Securing the future: Proposals for the efficient and sustainable use of custody in England and Wales (December 2007) Q Community Sentencing – Reducing reoffending, changing lives: Cutting crime in our communities (June 2008) Q Youth Crime Action Plan 2008 (July 2008) Q The Bradley Report: Lord Bradley’s review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system (April 2009) Q Improving health, supporting justice: the national delivery plan of the Health and Criminal Justice Programme Board (November 2009) new approach, treating women both holistically and individually – a woman-centred approach.’ (Corston, 2007, p2) The report called for the following in relation to women: Q a distinct approach Q minimal use of custodial sentences and remand Q improvements to standards and conditions in prison Q http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Pier Professional

Policy developments in criminal justice and dual diagnosis

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 2 (4) – Dec 1, 2009

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2009 by Pier Professional Limited
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1757-0972
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2042-8324
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10.5042/add.2010.0102
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POLICY Max Rutherford Policy and Strategy Officer, The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, UK The following paper provides a summary of six key policy developments related to criminal justice (2007– 09), highlighting in particular their relevance in the field of dual diagnosis. The six policies reviewed are: Q The Corston Report: A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system (March 2007) Q The Carter Report: Securing the future: Proposals for the efficient and sustainable use of custody in England and Wales (December 2007) Q Community Sentencing – Reducing reoffending, changing lives: Cutting crime in our communities (June 2008) Q Youth Crime Action Plan 2008 (July 2008) Q The Bradley Report: Lord Bradley’s review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system (April 2009) Q Improving health, supporting justice: the national delivery plan of the Health and Criminal Justice Programme Board (November 2009) new approach, treating women both holistically and individually – a woman-centred approach.’ (Corston, 2007, p2) The report called for the following in relation to women: Q a distinct approach Q minimal use of custodial sentences and remand Q improvements to standards and conditions in prison Q

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Advances in Dual DiagnosisPier Professional

Published: Dec 1, 2009

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