Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Veterans and the Justice System: The Next Forensic Frontier

There is a growing recognition of the unique clinical challenges of veterans, the likelihood and risk of veterans’ involvement in the criminal justice system, and the need for forensic assessment and treatment that show a better understanding of veterans’ needs. Focused and thoughtful attention to the mental health needs of veterans, in this author's opinion, represents the next frontier of forensic practice.

This report by Debra A. Pinals, MD, reflects research in the USA - http://www.jaapl.org/content/38/2/163.full#sec-6 .  We would be naive to think that similar issues are not reflected in the UK military and Justice systems.

No comments: