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Societal constructions of the psycho-legal notion of mental impairment in Victoria

Wallace, Klaire. 2006, Societal constructions of the psycho-legal notion of mental impairment in Victoria, D.Psychology (Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Societal constructions of the psycho-legal notion of mental impairment in Victoria
Alternative title Diagnostic issues in the assessment and treatment of combat-related PTSD
Diagnostic issues in the assessment and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
Author Wallace, Klaire.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Clinical)
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Forensic psychiatry - Victoria
Extenuating circumstances - Victoria
Mentally ill offenders
Post-traumatic stress disorder - Case studies
Veterans - Mental health - Case studies - Australia
Summary This thesis explored the factors relevant to decision-making when the defence of mental impairment is raised in Victoria. Findings indicate that disorder type, crime outcome, and the relationship between victim and offender were significantly associated with verdict decisions, while offender gender did not play a significant role in responsibility decisions. The portfolio discusses the role of co-morbid psychopathology in the assessment and treatment of veterans with chronic PTSD by presenting four case histories.
Notes Degree conferred 2007.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 614.15
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027129

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