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Dangerousness: a novel approach

  • Allen A. Bartholomew
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The problem of dealing with the individual considered to be dangerous is very real and not the least difficulty being the matter predicting the degree of dangerousness if one accepts that dangerousness can be predicted at all.

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1. See Bartholomew, A. A., Psychiatry, The Criminal Law and Corrections. Wileman Publications, Melbourne (1986) pp. 193 et seq.
2. The name of the man concerned may be used as his name is used in the Community Protection Act 1990.
3. The “Hoddle Street massacre” (see R V Knight [1989] VR 705 and Coroner's findings in Vitkovic who died in the “Queen Street massacre” case No. 5353/87.
4. “Russell Street” concerned the bombing of a major police complex and “Walsh Street” concerned the killing of two police officers.
5. He was also remanded in custody for the alleged offence of threatening to kill a former prison inmate.
6. This appeal was suggested to the prisoner/patient by the certifying psychiatrist who wished to have the mental health legislation tested.
7. The Age (Melbourne) 6 March 1991.
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