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Reform of Italian forensic mental health care: challenges and opportunities following law

Hopkin, Gareth, Messina, Ester, Thornicraft, Graham and Ruggeri, Mirella (2017) Reform of Italian forensic mental health care: challenges and opportunities following law. International Journal of Prisoner Health. ISSN 1744-9200

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Abstract

The Italian Parliament has recently made attempts to reform forensic mental health services in Italy and have decommissioned large forensic psychiatric hospitals in favour of small scale therapeutic facilities. The reforms aim to improve quality of care for offenders with mental illness, however, there are a number of challenges which mean that the reforms may have a negative impact on this group. This article reviews the opportunity and challenges that the reforms present and highlights the need to monitor the effects and unintended consequences on the care of offenders with mental illness.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ijph
Additional Information: © 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 00:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80729

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