Become familiar with the types of law and policy shaping and constraining forensic mental health practice. Examine the delivery of services in the health and correctional systems, the Mental Health Court and associated review procedures.
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This subject concentrates on the legislation and policies that govern the administration of Forensic Mental Health services in Queensland. Policies affecting policing practices, the operation of the Mental Health Court and associated review procedures, and the delivery of services in both Health and Correctional systems are examined in some detail. The subject also compares Queensland legislation and policies with those governing selected interstate and overseas forensic mental health systems.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.