Sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments: what does the new Sentencing Council Guideline mean for psychiatrists?

British Journal of Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 3 de marzo de 2021


Autores: Pamela J. Taylor, Nigel Eastman, Richard Latham and Josanne Holloway

Background:The new Sentencing Council Guideline on sentencing offenders with mental disorders, effective from 1 October 2020, is essential reading for all psychiatrists who give evidence in the criminal courts, revealing something of required judicial thinking, our common ground on public safety concerns but differences in focus on culpability and punishment.

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