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.
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Brain Injury Association of Tasmaniahttp://www.biat.org.au/
Hunter Area Health
New South Waleshttp://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/hnemh/services_and_facilities_pages/neuropsychiatry_service_-_tara_lodge
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