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The silent disability: acquired brain injury and the justice system

18 May 2009
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Confronting research suggests acquired or traumatic brain injuries - past and recent - are rife in prison populations, with little to no screening or targeted interventions in place.

Impulsive behaviour, anger, mood swings, poor concentration, memory loss. A knock to the head that qualifies as a brain injury can transform your behaviour in unexpected ways.

 

Guests

Jo Famularo-Doyle
Clinical Consultant
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy, Melbourne
PhD Candidate
http://www.turningpoint.org.au/

Deborah Byrne
Executive Officer
Brain Injury Association of Tasmania
http://www.biat.org.au/

Peter Schofield
Neuropsychiatrist
Hunter Area Health
New South Wales
http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/hnemh/services_and_facilities_pages/neuropsychiatry_service_-_tara_lodge

Tony Butler
Associate Professor
National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University, Western Australia
Principle Investigator of the project, "Does traumatic brain injury lead to offending behaviour".
http://db.ndri.curtin.edu.au/staff.asp?persid=1123&typeid=2

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2009
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