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The Resource Wild man : [the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law, Alecia Simmonds]

Wild man : [the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law, Alecia Simmonds]

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Wild man : [the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law
Title
Wild man
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[the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law
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Alecia Simmonds]
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eng
Summary
In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Simmonds, Alecia
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Pringle, Ryan
  • Police shootings
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Coroners
Target audience
adult
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Wild man : [the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law, Alecia Simmonds]
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781922213686
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a132369
  • (Sirsi) a132369
Label
Wild man : [the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law, Alecia Simmonds]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781922213686
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a132369
  • (Sirsi) a132369

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