Chapter 16. Dual Diagnosis in a Forensic Setting

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. P. Ford and
  2. P. Woods

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch16

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Ford, P. and Woods, P. (2006) Dual Diagnosis in a Forensic Setting, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953



  • dual diagnosis;
  • criminological literature;
  • alcohol;
  • psychopathy;
  • drugs


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Demographics in Forensic Mental Health Services

  • The Relevance of the Mental Health Act (1983)

  • Assessment

  • Intervention

  • Training Issues

  • Future Challenges for Forensic Mental Health Services

  • Conclusions

  • References