The process and systems for adults

Authored by: Tony Maden

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9781843922629
eBook ISBN: 9780203118276
Adobe ISBN: 9781136308802

10.4324/9780203118276.ch5

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Abstract

This chapter describes the interfaces between the criminal justice and mental health systems as they apply to adult offenders. It is concerned with the processes by which behaviour comes first to be identified as an offence, and how the offender may then pass from one system to another.

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