Coercion in mental health care: Finding a new way
University of Melbourne researchers have identified practices from around the world that aim to reduce coercion in mental health care settings, for a UN report.
Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction
A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.
Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors
Chemical restraint, often used to control people with disabilities and dementia, needs to be monitored and regulated argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Time to hold back on the use of restraints
Using coercion to control behaviour in healthcare settings is sometimes necessary, but better regulation is needed to ensure it doesn't become the norm.
Four Corners: Using restraints can be called torture
Graphic images screened on the ABC's Four Corners program, depicting a juvenile detainee being restrained, show why this practice should be banned.
Disability-based disadvantage – a life sentence?
A new research project is focusing on how support systems can be improved to prevent disability-based discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Researchers need to continue focusing on eliminating a history of discriminatory practices in disability research.