Crime and Mental Health Law in NSW, Supplement to the 3rd edition

The MHCIFPA introduces new definitions of mental health and cognitive impairment. It codifies the tests for fitness and the newly named defence of “act proven but not criminally responsible by reason of mental health impairment or cognitive impairment.” This supplement offers a practitioners and clinicians a practical roadmap to the MHCIFPA, highlighting the changes in practice and procedure.

Published: 24 May, 2021

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In 2021, after a lengthy gestation, the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 repealed and replaced the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990.

The MHCIFPA introduces new definitions of mental health and cognitive impairment. It codifies the tests for fitness and the newly named defence of “act proven but not criminally responsible by reason of mental health impairment or cognitive impairment.” This supplement offers a practitioners and clinicians a practical roadmap to the MHCIFPA, highlighting the changes in practice and procedure.

Those who are experienced in working in forensic mental health will be able to follow the changes brought by the MHCIFPA from reading the supplement alone. Others will find that it best to read the supplement together with the third edition of Crime and Mental Health Law in New South Wales.

Features

• User-friendly practical guide for practitioners and students
• Succinct but sufficiently in-depth
• Carries the latest legislative changes till March 2021

Related Titles

• Fairall & Barrett, Criminal Defences, 5th Edition 2016
• Croft et al, Waller & Williams Criminal Law: Text and Cases, 14th Edition 2020

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