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Evaluating a service for offenders with mental health problems

Individuals whose mental health problems bring them into contact with the criminal justice system should be diverted into appropriate health care services. Where this is not possible, they should receive appropriate mental health care within police custody and during the transition between court and prison, whether they are finally remanded or convicted. Apart from the obvious duty of psychiatric agencies to ensure that this service is provided, it is economical in financial and human ...

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