Almost every young person in WA detention has brain disorder

C. Bower, R Mutch, H. Passmore

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Nine out of ten people in Western Australian youth detention are severely impaired in at least one area of brain function such as memory, language, attention, and executive function (planning and understanding consequences). Such deficits would strongly impact on their ability to conform with legal instructions, and with other aspects of the justice system such as being interviewed in court.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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