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  1. Prescribed Resources 5 items
  2. Additional Sources 8 items
    1. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

      Book Required

    2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - American Psychiatric Association 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. Working within the Forensic Paradigm - Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice 2014

      Book Recommended

    4. Australian Criminal Justice - Mark Findlay, , Stephen Odgers, , and Stanley Yeo 2014

      Book 

    5. Madness, distress and the politics of disablement - Helen Spandler, Jill Anderson 2015

      Book Recommended

  3. Phase 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 8 items
    1. Week 1: Mental Incapacity/States and Criminal Law 4 items
      1. Why Aboriginal people with disabilities crowd Australia's prisons - Eileen Baldry November 2, 2015

        Article Required The Conversation, Nov. 2 2015

      2. Disability at the margins: limits of the law - Eileen Baldry 03/07/2014

        Article Recommended Griffith Law Review, v.23(3) 2014, pp.370-388

      3. The law handbook 2018: your practical guide to the law in Victoria 2018

        Book Recommended Chapter 8 on 'Disability, mental illness and the law', and particularly 8.3 on 'Disability and criminal justice' contains useful information relevant to police dealings with people with mental illness and cognitive disability.

    2. Week 2: Contemporary approaches; the role of experts 4 items
      1. Writing reports for court, ch. 3, Opinion - Jack White, Andrew Day, Louisa Hackett, J. Thomas Dalby

        Chapter Required Please read the following two reports both taken from chapter three of the 'Writing reports for court' book. The first report is for Mr Jack Jones (pages 37-50). The second report is for Mr Aurthur Askey (pages 83-95). We will discuss these court report in our first tutorial.

      2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - American Psychiatric Association 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Required You don't need to read the DSM - just browse it so you are aware of its contents and utility. You will be directed back to this resource from time to time throughout the course.

  4. Phase 2: MENTAL IMPAIRMENT AND UNFITNESS TO BE TRIED 19 items
    1. Week 3: Unfitness to Stand Trial 7 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read Part 10: Unfitness to Stand Trial; 10.1 - Investigations into Unfitness to Stand Trial & 10.2 - Special Hearing

    2. Week 4: Mental Impairment Defence 8 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read Part 8: Victorian Defences; 8.8 - Mental Impairment

      2. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Mental impairment: p249-266 Available at library on 3hr loan

    3. Week 5: Management Under Forensic Mental Impairment Legislation 4 items
  5. Phase 3: OTHER MENTAL STATE DEFENCES 43 items
    1. Week 6: Automatism 7 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read 8.2.1 - Bench Notes: Automatism

      2. Sexsomnia – excusable or just insane? - Colleen Davis [*] 2015

        Article Recommended This is optional reading

      3. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Automatism: p266-283 Available at library on 3hr loan

    2. Week 7: Intoxication 7 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read 8.6 - Intoxication: 8.6.1 - Bench Notes: Common Law Intoxication; 8.6.2 - Charge: Intoxication and Voluntariness; 8.6.3 - Charge: Intoxication and Intention

      2. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Required Intoxication: p283-303 Available at library on 3hr loan

      3. Intoxication and criminal behaviour - Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam, Jennifer R. Redman, Michael G. Lenné 04/2000

        Article Recommended Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, v.7(1) 2000, pp.59-69

    3. Week 8: Mental state defences in domestic homicides: Self-defence 13 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read 8.9.3.1 - Bench Notes: Statutory Self-defence

      2. Osland v R [1998] HCA 75; 197 CLR 316; 159 ALR 170; 73 ALJR 173 (10 December 1998)

        Webpage Required Read paragraphs 1-9 (for description of facts); then portions relevant to battered spouse syndrome and family violence at 50-62; 158-169; 172-173.

      3. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended You can read the whole chapter if you like (348-364), but p361-364 deals with self-defence in the context of intimate partner violence. Available at library on 3hr loan

    4. Week 9: Provocation 2 items
      1. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Recommended Read 8.10.1 - Bench Notes: Provocation Please note that this defence has been abolished in Victoria

      2. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended You can read the whole chapter if you like (305-329), but p327-329 deals with provocation in the context of intimate partner violence. See also 338-343. Available at library on 3hr loan

    5. Week 9: Diminished Responsibility 4 items
      1. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Diminished responsibility: p329-335, and 343-346 Available at library on 3hr loan

    6. Week 10: Duress and Marital Coercion 7 items
      1. Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)

        Legislation Required Duress s. 322O, s. 322P; Marital Coercion s. 336

      2. Victorian Criminal Charge Book

        Webpage Required Read 8.11.2 - Statutory duress (on or after 1 November 2014)

      3. Coercing Wives into Crime - Stanley Meng Heong Yeo 1992

        Article Required Australian Journal of Family Law, v.6(3) Dec. 1992, pp.214-228

      4. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Duress: p364-374 Available from library on 3hr loan

      5. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Marital coercion: p374-377 Available from library on 3hr loan

    7. Week 10: Infanticide 3 items
      1. Principles of criminal law - Simon Bronitt, Bernadette McSherry 2017

        Chapter Recommended Infanticide: p335-338, and 343-346 Available at library on 3hr loan

  6. Phase 4: HUMAN RIGHTS, SENTENCING, AND DANGEROUSNESS 9 items
    1. Week 11: Sentencing and Disposition; Dangerousness and Preventative Detention 6 items
      1. Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)

        Legislation Required s5 (ss. 80-82A, Pt 5 is optional reading but will not be examined in 2017)

      2. Victorian Sentencing Manual

        Webpage Required Relevant portions 10.9.1-10.9.17 inclusive

      3. Ch. 3, The International Human Rights Parameters for the Preventive Detention of Serious Sex Offenders - Patrick Keyzer

        Chapter Required Chapter 3 in Dangerous People: Policy, Prediction, and Practice / Patrick Keyzer, Bernadette McSherry, 2011, pp.25-36

    2. Week 12: Human Rights 3 items
      1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - American Psychiatric Association 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Browse American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, in particular section II: Diagnostic Criteria and Codes, 'Neurodevelopmental disorders' and 'Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders'