This module covers:
The Mental Health Act 1983-background, development and current use
The Mental Health Act 1983-Amendments
The Human Rights Act
The Mental Capacity Act
Criminal law and the mentally disordered offender
Psychiatric Defences and legislation for MDO’s
Mental Health Tribunals
Civil law and the mentally disordered offender
The mentally disordered offender in court
Statutory care in the community
Recent developments and proposed reforms
Ethnic minorities within the Criminal Justice System/ Forensic Mental Health Care System
Ethical issues concerning mentally disordered offenders
Women in forensic settings
Module Attendance Required
Mondays 1.30 - 4.30pm
TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February
4th, 11th March 2014
A 4000 word assignment demonstrating an analysis of a group of offender patients in the context of the relationship between mental health and legal provision for care and treatment in hospital, other forms of institution or the community.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Sharon Riordan, Programme Leader and Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Care, University of Birmingham
Dr Carol McDaniel, Attending Psychiatrist Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care. Assistant Professor - Western University, Canada and Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham.
Guest lecturers – all specialists in the field of Forensic Mental health
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Programme Administrator, tel 0121 414 4515, email email@example.com.
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
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Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
All applications will be considered individually.