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Release procedures and forensic mental health

Authored by: Pete Snowden , Bettadapura Ashim

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

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

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


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‘Discharge’ from a forensic hospital or ‘release’ from a penal setting is an important step in the care pathway of mentally disordered offenders; in this paper we will describe the procedures and issues that are relevant in the discharge or release of such offenders.

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