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Questioning deterrence policies in the mandatory detainment of asylum seekers

Gradstein, Lauren. 2006, Questioning deterrence policies in the mandatory detainment of asylum seekers, D.Psychology (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Questioning deterrence policies in the mandatory detainment of asylum seekers
Alternative title The application and applicability of Ward & Hudson's (1998) model
Author Gradstein, Lauren.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Forensic)
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Detention of persons - Australia
Refugees - Australia
Psychiatry, Transcultural
Child molesters - Rehabilitation
Pedophilia - Treatment
Summary This thesis examined Australia's policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers which is based on the theoretical premises that they are rational actors who have choices, and that mandatory detention will serve as a deterrent. Interviews with asylum seekers did not support these underlying assumptions, suggesting that a re-examination of Australia's policies is required. The professional portfolio evaluates the Ward & Hudson (1998) model of the offending child molestation process which is believed to account for the differences in goals, affective states and planning among sexual offenders, and consequently determine an individual's treatment needs. Four case studies are presented and analysed.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 325.210994
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026992

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