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Prison reform in Serbia: a case for mental health?

By Dina Gojkovic, Charlie Brooker and Sara Owen


This article outlines the findings of the recent research in the field of prison mental health care in Serbia, in light of the recent developments in the Serbian criminal justice system and the development of community mental health care services. The article notes paucity of research in this area, which is a reflection of the unfavorable position of offender care on the Serbian prison agenda. The authors emphasize the need for dedicated mental health legislation\ud as well as the development of mental health services in prisons, which would mirror the developments in the community. Other suggestions for the development of prison mental health care are discussed in the text

Topics: B760 Mental Health Nursing
Publisher: M E Sharpe
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.2753/IMH0020-7411390304
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