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Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions


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Introduction: Coercive Interventions in Law and Medicine: Setting the Scene, Claire Spivakovsky, Kate Seear and Adrian Carter, Part I: Examining Foundations for Coercive Interventions in Law and Medicine. 1. From Coerced to Compulsory Treatment of Addiction in The Patient's Best Interests: Is It Supported by The Evidence? Adrian Carter and Wayne Hall, 2. Community Treatment Orders: The Evidence and Ethical Implications, Lisa Brophy, Christopher James Ryan and Penelope Weller, 3. The Ambivalence of Addiction Medicine to the Concept of Involuntary Treatment is Costing Patients Dearly, Robert Batey, Part II: Lives, Bodies and Voices: The Material Impacts and Lived Effects of Coercion, 4. The Variable Treatment Of InCapacity in the Practical Operation of Victoria's Key Substituted Decision-Making Regimes: View from the Frontline, Eleanore Fritze, 5. Capacity Does Not Reside in Me, Cath Roper, 6. The Impossibilities Of 'Bearing Witness' to the Violence of Coercive Interventions in the Disability Sector, Claire Spivakovsky, Part III: Regulating the Production Of 'Good', 'Healthy' and 'Meaningful' Lives. 7. Making the Abject: Problem-Solving Courts, Addiction, Mental Illness and Impairment, Claire Spivakovsky and Kate Seear, 8. The Healthy Welfare Card: Indigenous Empowerment or 'Remote Control'? Stephen Gray, 9. Sterilisation, Disability and Well-Being: The Curative Imaginary of the 'Welfare Jurisdiction', Linda Steele, 10. Mandated Treatment for Seriously Ill Minors, Ian Freckelton, Part IV: Paternalistic Logics and Their Alternatives: Interventions in 'Risk' and 'Vulnerability'. 11. Mandated Treatment as Punishment: Exploring the Second Verdins Principle, Jamie Walvisch, 12. Containment Versus Rehabilitation: Managing High-Risk Offenders with Complex Needs, Bernadette McSherry, 13. Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Procedural Justice in Mental Health Practice: Responding To 'Vulnerability' Without Coercion, Penelope Weller, 14. Adult Guardianship and Its Alternatives in Australia, John Chesterman

About the Author

Dr Claire Spivakovsky is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University.

Dr Kate Seear is an Associate Professor in Law at Monash University, an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, a practising lawyer, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.

Associate Professor Adrian Carter is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences and the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University.

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