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2014 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014) Prisoner health services in Australia 2012. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Bhandari A, van Dooren K, Eastgate G, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2014) Comparison of social circumstances, substance use and substance-related harm in soon-to-be-released prisoners with and without intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12162): Cutcher Z, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner SA (2014) Poor health and social outcomes for ex-prisoners with a history of mental disorder: a longitudinal study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(5): 424–429 Durey A, Wynaden D, Barr L, Ali M (2014) Improving forensic mental health care for Aboriginal Australians: challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; 23(3): 195–202 Durey A, Wynaden D, O'Kane M (2014) Improving forensic mental health care to Indigenous Australians: theorizing the intercultural space. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 21(4): 296–302 Moore E, Indig D, Haysom L (2014) Traumatic brain injury, mental health, substance use, and offending among incarcerated young people. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; 29(3): 239-247 Sodhi-Berry N, Preen DB, Alan J, Knuiman M, Morgan VA (2014) Pre-sentence mental health service use by adult offenders in Western Australia: baseline results from a longitudinal whole-population cohort study. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health; 24(3): 204–221 Sodhi-Berry N, Knuiman M, Preen DB, Alan J, Morgan VA (2014) Predictors of post-sentence mental health service use in a population cohort of first-time adult offenders in Western Australia. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbm.1927): Trofimovs J, Dowse L (2014) Mental health at the intersections: the impact of complex needs on police contact and custody for Indigenous Australian men. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; 37(4): 390–398 Victorian Auditor-General (2014) Mental health strategies for the justice system. Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General 2013 Baldry E, Clarence M, Dowse L, Trollor J (2013) Reducing vulnerability to harm in adults with cognitive disabilities in the Australian criminal justice system. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities; 10(3): 222-229 Dias S, Ware RS, Kinner SA, Lennox NG (2013) Physical health outcomes in prisoners with intellectual disability: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; 57(12): 1191–1196 Dias S, Ware RS, Kinner SA, Lenoxx NG (2013) Co-occurring mental disorder and intellectual disability in a large sample of Australian prisoners. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 47(10): 938-944 Douglas H, Hammill J, Hall W, Russell E (2013) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) within the criminal justice sector in Queensland. Brisbane: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Ferrante AM (2013) Assessing the influence of "standard" and "culturally specific" risk factors on the prevalence and frequency of offending: the case of Indigenous Australians. Race and Justice; 3(1): 58-82 Forsythe L (2013) Measuring mental health in criminology research: lessons from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network (2013) Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network: strategic plan 2013 - 2017. Sydney: Health NSW MacGillivray P, Baldry E (2013) Indigenous Australians, mental and cognitive impairment and the criminal justice system: a complex web. Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(9): November/December 2013 McCausland R, Baldry E, Johnson S, Cohen A (2013) People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system : cost-benefit analysis of early support and diversion. Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission Moore E, Gaskin C, Indig D (2013) Childhood maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder among incarcerated young offenders. Child Abuse & Neglect; 37(10): 861–870 Ober C, Dingle K, Clavarino A, Najman JM, Alati R, Heffernan EB (2013) Validating a screening tool for mental health and substance use risk in an Indigenous prison population. Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 611–617 Ogloff JRP, Patterson J, Cutajar M, Adams K, Thomas S, Halacas C (2013) Koori Prisoner Mental Health and Cognitive Function Study: final report. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Rowley M (2013) The invisible client: people with cognitive impairments in the Northern Territory’s Court of Summary Jurisdiction. Alice Springs: Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Sowerwine S, Schetzer L (2013) Sentencing contradictions: difficulties faced by people living with mental illness in contact with the criminal justice system . Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2013) Justice and community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes. Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service
This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia (WA), and recommends a policy shift to 'justice reinvestment', an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders. This report provides details on:
current levels of offending in WA and the economic costs associated with these levels
the health and social determinants of offending
the role of the community sector
barriers to the adoption of a 'justice reinvestment' approach in WA
the 'delivering community services in partnership' policy in WA
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract 2012 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) The mental health of prison entrants in Australia: 2010. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Edward B Heffernan, Andersen KC, Dev A, Kinner S (2012) Prevalence of mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland prisons. Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 37-41 Forsythe L, Gaffney A (2012) Mental disorder prevalence at the gateway to the criminal justice system. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology Heffernan E, Anderson K, Dev A (2012) Inside Out: the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody report. Brisbane: Queensland Health Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network (2012) Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network: year in review 2011/12. Sydney: Health NSW Larney S, Topp L, Devon Indig, O'Driscoll C, Greenberg D (2012) A cross-sectional survey of prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among prisoners in New South Wales, Australia. BMC Public Health; 12: 14 Retrieved 6 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-14.pdf Law Report (2012) Indefinite detention and mental impairment in NT [podcast]. : Radio National
This podcast was produced by the Law Report program on Radio National. The topic of the podcast is the criminal justice situation in the Northern Territory, in particular custodial supervision orders, legislation which allows some offenders who have an intellectual or mental impairment to be detained indefinitely in prisons. Mark O'Reilly, the principal legal officer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, is interviewed in this podcast.
Abstract adapted from Radio National New South Wales Law Reform Commission (2012) People with cognitive and mental health impairments in the criminal justice system: diversion. Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission 2011 Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign (2011) Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign statement on the inappropriate incarceration of Aboriginal people with a cognitive impairment. Sydney: People with Disability Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (2011) Social and cultural resilience and emotional well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison: the SCREAM project. Paper presented at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Annual State Sector Conference. 12-13 April 2011, Hotel Rendezvous, Scarborough, WA Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011) The health of Australia's prisoners 2010. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Butler T, Indig D, Allnutt S, Mamoon H (2011) Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder among Australian prisoners. Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(March): 188-194 Indig D, Vecchiato C (2011) Social determinants of health, risk behaviours and mental health among Aboriginal juvenile detainees. Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health Conference. 5-6 May 2011, Doltone House, Sydney Jones R, Day A (2011) Mental health, criminal justice and culture: some ways forward?. Australasian Psychiatry; 19(4): 325-330 Larsen A-C, Milnes P (2011) A cautionary note on therapeutic jurisprudence for Aboriginal offenders. eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law; 18(1): 1-27 Poroch N, Boyd K, Tongs J, Sharp P, Longford E, Keed S (2011) We're struggling in here! : the phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families. Narrabundah, A.C.T: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service 2010 Connors P, Bush R (2010) 'Back on Track' : an evaluation. Brisbane: University of Queensland Douglas H (2010) Sentencing and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Douglas H (2010) The sentencing response to defendants with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Criminal Law Journal; 34(4): 221-239 Hardy G, Jackson M (2010) Acquired brain injury screening, identification and validation in the Victorian correctional system. Brunswick North, Victoria: arbias Limited
La Trobe University Holyoake (2010) Report into the implementation of the social development program drumbeat: discovering relationships using Music, beliefs, emotions, attitudes & thoughts with prisoners from the Alice Springs facility. Alice Springs, NT: Holyoake Indig D, McEntyre E, Page J, Ross B (2010) 2009 NSW inmate health survey: Aboriginal health report. Sydney: Justice Health Sawyer MG, Guidolin M, Schulz K, McGinnes B, Baghurst P, Zubrick SR (2010) Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(6): 594–597 Sawyer MG, Guidolin M, Schulz KL, McGinnes B, Zubrick SR, Baghurst PA (2010) The mental health and wellbeing of adolescents on remand in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(6): 551-559 2009 Egeressya A, Butler T, Hunter M (2009) 'Traumatisers or traumatised': Trauma experiences and personality characteristics of Australian prisoners. International Journal of Prisoner Health; 5(4): 212-222 Ferguson AM, Ogloff JRP, Thomson L (2009) Predicting recidivism by mentally disordered offenders using the LSI-R:SV. Criminal Justice and Behavior; 36(1): 5-20 Forsythe L, Adams K (2009) Mental health, abuse, drug use and crime: does gender matter?. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology Gilbert R, Wilson A (2009) Staying strong on the outside: improving the post-release experience of Indigenous young adults. Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Hancl G (2009) Management of inmate mental health. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 2(June): Harvey D, Hildreth J, MacLeod J, Moran P (2009) Mental health in the criminal justice system: offender health and disabilities. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 3(3): Harvey D, Hildreth J, MacLeod J, Moran P (2009) Mental health in the criminal justice system: offender health and disabilities. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 3(September): Heffernan E, Andersen K, Kinner S (2009) The insidious problem inside: mental health problems of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody. Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S41 - S46 Kasinathan J (2009) “Mad, bad or sad” – is there a better way?. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 1(March 2009): Kraemer S, Gately N, Kessell J (2009) HoPE (Health of Prisoner Evaluation): pilot study of prisoner physical health and psychological wellbeing. Perth: Edith Cowan University, School of Law & Justice
This report details findings from the Health of Prisoner Evaluation (HoPE) pilot project that sought to investigate prisoner health in Western Australia. The impetus for this project was the recognition of the lack of national data reporting on the health of Australian prisoners. The project involved administering a health questionnaire to Indigenous and non-Indigenous male and female prisoners in Western Australia. The data generated from the questionnaire provides preliminary information on prisoner health trends in the following areas: physical health; mental health; addictive behaviours; illicit drugs; contact with families; sexual history and sexual health; tattooing; and body piercing. The report compares the results of the study with information about the general population, but also evaluates the differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners, and male and female respondents. This pilot study aimed to create a way for a standardised program of health checks to be introduced into WA prisons and ultimately for all Australian prisons.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract National Justice Chief Executive Officers Group (2009) Staying strong on the outside: Indigenous young adults - final report. Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Smallbone S, Crissman B, Rayment-McHugh S (2009) Improving therapeutic engagement with adolescent sexual offenders. Behavioral Sciences & the Law; 27(6): 862-877
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