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Saskatchewan Secure Unit

  • Martin G. Livingston (a1)
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The British approach to administrative problems is often to accumulate more and more evidence for changes which are obsolete before enaction. Such a fate seems likely to happen to plans for the management of the psychiatrically disturbed offender following several reports. It was interesting, therefore, this summer to work as a locum consultant in a Saskatchewan forensic psychiatric hospital.

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1 Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security (1975) Report of the Committee on Mentally Abnormal Offenders. Cmnd 6244. London: HMSO.
2 Department of Health and Social Security (1974) Revised Report of the Working Party on Secure Units in NHS Psychiatric Hospitals. London: HMSO.
3 Royal College of Psychiatrists (1980) Report on Secure Facilities for Psychiatric Patients: A Comprehensive Policy. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
4 Smith, R. (1984) The mental health of prisoners: 1. How many mentally abnormal prisoners? British Medical Journal, 288, 308–10.
5 Bowden, P. (1983) Madness or badness. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 30, 388–94.
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Saskatchewan Secure Unit

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