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NCJ Number: 40635 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINALITY AND MENTAL ILLNESS - A STUDY OF ARREST RATES IN A RURAL STATE
Journal: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY  Volume:134  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1977)  Pages:80-83
Author(s): J R DURBIN; R A PASEWARK; D ALBERS
Corporate Author: American Psychiatric Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY OF CUMULATIVE ARRESTS FOR THE PERIOD 1964-1973 FOR PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS ADMITTED TO A STATE HOSPITAL IN 1969 (286 MEN AND 175 WOMEN) AND FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION IN WYOMING.
Abstract: MALE PATIENTS WERE ARRESTED AS OFTEN OR MORE OFTEN THAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. NO MEN DIAGNOSED AS SCHIZOPHRENIC WERE ARRESTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS; ONE-FOURTH OF ARRESTS AMONG INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED AS ALCOHOLICS WERE FOR SUCH CRIMES. ARREST RATES AMONG WOMEN PATIENTS SEEMED TO PARALLEL THOSE OF WOMEN IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. THE FINDINGS SUGGEST THAT PERSONS HOSPITALIZED FOR MENTAL DISORDERS ARE NOT LESS FREQUENTLY ARRESTED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW THAN ARE PERSONS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION, WHICH CONTRASTS WITH FINDINGS IN PREVIOUS STUDIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Behavioral science research; Mental illness-crime relationships; Mentally ill offenders; Wyoming
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