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Mentally disordered offenders: a longitudinal study of forensic psychiatric assessments and criminal recidivism

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Title: Mentally disordered offenders: a longitudinal study of forensic psychiatric assessments and criminal recidivism
Authors: Lund, Christina
Issue Date: 27-Aug-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: Lund C, Forsman A. Intended effects and actual outcome of the Forensic Mental Care of 1992: A study of 367 cases of forensic psychiatric investigation in Sweden. Nordic journal of Psychiatry 2005, 59:381-387

Lund C, Forsman A, Anckarsäter H, Nilsson T. Early Criminal Recidivism Among Mentally Disordered Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and comparative criminology 2012, 56:749-768

Lund C, Hofvander B, Forsman A, anckarsäter H, Nilsson T. Violent criminal recidivism in mentally disordered offenders: A follow-up study of 13-20 years through different sanctions. International journal of Law and Psychiatry 2013, 36.250-257

Date of Defence: 2013-09-05
Disputation: Torsdagen den 5 september 2013, kl. 13.00, Torgny Segerstedtsalen, universitetsbyggnaden, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Personality disorders
Psychotic disorders,
substance abuse/dependency
Violent criminality
Criminal recidivism
Forensic psychiatric treatment
Long-term follow up
Abstract: Background: During history, mentally disordered offenders have been in focus regarding responsibility for their crimes and imposition of punishment. The boundary stone of legal consequences for mentally ill offenders has been moved between ethical aspects and the possible link between crime and mental disorder. The current legislation, with a special sanction for mentally ill offenders, was revised 1992, introducing a narrower legal concept for forensic psychiatric treatment. Objectives: T... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8728-5
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