Forensic psychiatry: female offenders

Herjanic, M., Henn, F. A., Vanderpearl, R. H. (May 1977) Forensic psychiatry: female offenders. American journal of psychiatry, 134 (5). pp. 556-8. ISSN 0002-953X (Print)0002-953x



The authors examined the records of 127 female and 1,068 male offenders referred by the courts to a forensic service over a 22-year-period. Female offenders were less likely than male offenders to be referred for psychiatric evaluations when they were charged with criminal behavior. They were more likely to be charged with homicide, arson, forgery, or fraud and more frequently received diagnoses of affective disorder and neurosis.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Affective Symptoms/epidemiology *Criminal Psychology Firesetting Behavior *Forensic Psychiatry Homicide Humans Hysteria/epidemiology Mental Disorders/*epidemiology Missouri Neurotic Disorders/epidemiology Schizophrenia/epidemiology Sex Factors Social Control, Formal Violence
Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders
organism description > animal > gender > female
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: May 1977
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:58
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:58
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