Title

A proposal for the improvement of mental health service delivery to barrators, contemnors and the courts that have to deal with them

Date of this Version

11-1-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only

O'Toole, S. (2011). A proposal for the improvement of mental health service delivery to barrators, contemnors and the courts that have to deal with them. Psychiatry Psychology and Law (Online), 1-15.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 180100, 170200, 170100

© Copyright The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2011

ISSN

1934-1687

Abstract

The temporary deprivation of liberty may be necessary to achieve order in the courts. However, imprisonment can have serious impacts on people with mental health problems, and for that reason it should be avoided if alternative dispositions can be made. Where should we strike a balance between liberty and detention when a querulous litigant is disrupting court processes?

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