The guide is designed primarily for nurses, health care assistants and other health care practitioners who are working in, or want to work in, health care in Criminal Justice Services (CJS) providing care to people in a broad range of environments, from police custody to high security prisons. Forensic nurses work in caring for people with mental illnesses who have committed a criminal offence and are receiving services in the community or secure settings. Use this guide to find information resources about nursing in justice and forensic nursing including books, reports and journal articles.
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales (2019) The Annual report of HM Chief Inspector of prisons from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, London: HMIP
Ministry of Justice (2016) Prison Safety and Reform, London: HMSO
Prison Reform Trust (2019) Bromley briefings: prison factfile summer 2019, London: Prison reform Trust
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Supporting nursing staff caring for patients from places of detention, London: Royal College of Nursing
Journals of interest for Nursing in Justice. Use these links to see details of availability.
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