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Serious violent offenders : sentencing, psychiatry and law reform

Eden on the Park Hotel, Melbourne
29 October 1991 - 31 October 1991


These conference papers discuss the major problems faced by courts and criminal justice practitioners in dealing with serious violent offenders who have personality disorders. Topics covered include: predicting dangerous behaviour; balancing the offender's rights against the need for community protection; inadequacies in the system; the treatment of violent offenders in prison; the principles of sentencing; and the process of review prior to release.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings of this conference were published as:

Serious violent offenders : sentencing psychiatry and law reform / Sally-Anne Gerull and William Lucas (eds)
Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 1993
ISBN 0 642 19258 8 ; ISSN 1034-5086
(Conference proceedings (Australian Institute of Criminology), no. 19)