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Bernadette’s academic books focus on key issues in mental health and criminal law. She is currently working on a satirical novel trilogy set in an entirely fictional university.
Here’s a selection of her academic books.


Managing Fear examines the growing use of risk assessment as it relates to preventive detention and supervision schemes for offenders perceived to be at a high risk of re-offending, individuals with severe mental illness, and suspected terrorists.

This volume explores different models of regulating the use of restrictive practices in health care and disability settings.


Now in its 4th edition, this scholarly text explores the criminal law of every Australian jurisdiction and seeks to place it into the wider context of Australian society. It examines the principles of the law in detail, providing a thought-provoking and engaging experience for the reader by analysing and challenging these principles from interdisciplinary perspectives, such as sociology, psychology, criminology and legal theory.

Books: Press
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