Forensic psychiatry: anatomy of a service

Henn, F. A., Herjanic, M., Vanderpearl, R. H. (July 1977) Forensic psychiatry: anatomy of a service. Comprehensive psychiatry, 18 (4). pp. 337-45. ISSN 0010-440X (Print)0010-440x

DOI: 10.1016/0010-440X(77)90005-0


An examination of an urban forensic service over a 22 year period was undertaken by reviewing the records of 1195 defendants admitted. This revealed an increasing referral of violent and youthful defendants. Referral rates were highest for homicide. The prominent diagnosis seen was antisocial personality (27%), while schizophrenia (16%) was the next most common diagnosis. The reports to the court indicate an increasing tendency toward a finding of competency to stand trial as a result of increasing pretrial treatment. These data are compared to reports for other English-speaking forensic services and a correlation between admissions of schizophrenic defendants and a tendency toward relatively minor criminal offenses is seen

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent Adult Age Factors Aged Antisocial Personality Disorder/diagnosis Crime Criminal Psychology Female Forensic Psychiatry/*history History, 20th Century Humans Jurisprudence Male Middle Aged Missouri Schizophrenia/diagnosis Sex Ratio Urban Population
Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: July 1977
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:57
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:57
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