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Does politicians' enthusiasm for community treatment orders lie primarily in the area of public protection? If so, can such orders reduce homicide rates? Is there adequate evidence of their value, given their adverse effects on individual liberty? This well-researched and provocative debate will enlighten readers on these and many more of the complicated questions surrounding this issue.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.107.049072

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

08/2008

Volume

193

Pages

96 - 100

Keywords

Adult, Commitment of Mentally Ill, Community Mental Health Services, Female, Humans, Informed Consent, Male, Mental Disorders, Public Health, United Kingdom