Journal article

Mental health, criminal justice and culture: some ways forward?

Robin Jones, Andrew Day

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2011


OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to offer an overview of the mental health needs of Indigenous men and women in the criminal justice system and how Indigenous cultural perspectives on mental health might influence forensic mental health service provision. CONCLUSION: There is a need for both mental health and criminal justice agencies to collaborate more closely in developing new models of service provision that incorporate Indigenous perspectives on social and emotional wellbeing, recognize culturally specific mental health risk and protective factors in relation to prevention, early intervention and treatment, and take advantage of the opportunities for treatment that arise in the context of cri..

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