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Mental health diversion courts: a two year recidivism study of a South Australian mental health court program.

Lim,L and Day,A 2014, Mental health diversion courts: a two year recidivism study of a South Australian mental health court program., Behavioral sciences and the law, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 539-551, doi: 10.1002/bsl.2126.

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Title Mental health diversion courts: a two year recidivism study of a South Australian mental health court program.
Author(s) Lim,L
Day,A
Journal name Behavioral sciences and the law
Volume number 32
Issue number 4
Start page 539
End page 551
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2014-07
ISSN 0735-3936
1099-0798
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Psychology, Applied
Law
Psychology
Government & Law
CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM
OUTCOMES
OFFENDERS
Summary The need to develop specialized judicial processes to deal with offenders with mental illnesses is now widely recognized and has led to the introduction of mental health court diversion programs around the world. At present, however, there is only limited evidence from which to assess the impact of these initiatives. This paper describes the South Australian model of diversion, with specific reference to the relationship between identified participant characteristics, program compliance rates, and re-offending outcomes. The results of a two-year recidivism study suggest that involvement with the program has a positive impact on recidivism, but that this is independent from the individual's level of success in the program. Lower risk offenders were more likely to achieve successful outcomes than those in the higher risk categories. The implications of these results, as well the factors that might inform the ongoing development of mental health court programs, are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/bsl.2126
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, John Wiley & Sons
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069124

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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