Dangerous Offenders

Start date
01 May 1994
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to protect members of the public from substantial risk of harm from individuals whose release into the community would pose that risk. The project considers: relevant provisions in the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 and the Criminal Justice Act 1985, including the definition of mental disorder in the 1992 Act; and whether the Criminal Justice Act 1985 or any other enactment should be amended to confer a power to continue to detain a person beyond the time the person is, under the present law, entitled to be released.