Dementia and The Criminal Justice System

posted by Judge_Burke @ 13:49 PM
July 30, 2018

From DementiaJustice: “The¬†Ottawa Citizen¬†published an in-depth front page story on persons with dementia who come into conflict with the criminal justice system. Written by reporter Elizabeth Payne, and using specific case examples, the article discusses how aspects of the justice system are ill-suited to manage persons with dementia who break the law: ‘Dementia is largely seen as a health, rather than a legal challenge. It must be viewed through both lenses,’ says Dementia Justice founding director Heather Campbell.”

Read the full article here.


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