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NCJ Number: 68120 Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEM OF THE VIOLENT OFFENDER
Journal: SASD BULLETIN  Issue:6  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1980)  Pages:4-53
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 49
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS PAPER ADDRESSES THE COMPLICATED ORIGINS OF HUMAN VIOLENCE, THE MAJOR ISSUES IN PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION OF VIOLENT PATIENTS, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF VIOLENT PATIENTS.
Abstract: HUMAN VIOLENCE IS THE RESULT OF A COMPLICATED INTERACTION OF MANY FACTORS. SOME CAUSES OF VIOLENCE GIVEN HERE ARE EMOTIONS, EARLY ENVIRONMENT AND TRAINING, PARENTAL TEACHINGS, OBEDIENCE, PREJUDICE, AND PARANOID IDEAS. PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION OF A PATIENT WHO HAS EXHIBITED OR THREATENED VIOLENCE IS CONCERNED WITH THE MAJOR ISSUES OF POSSIBLE PROVOCATIONS OR DRUG PROBLEMS, CHRONIC PERSONALITY DIFFICULTIES, AND THE PATIENT'S WILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE WITH TREATMENT. THE PSYCHIATRIST SHOULD ARRIVE AT A DESCRIPTIVE FORMULATION OF THE PATIENT'S PERSONALITY BEFORE DECIDING UPON A DIAGNOSIS. IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VIOLENT PATIENTS SEVERAL ISSUES MUST BE CONSIDERED. DISTINCTIONS MUST BE MADE BETWEEN PATIENTS WHO REFER THEMSELVES AND PATIENTS WHO ARE REFERRED BY OTHERS. OUTBURSTS OF VIOLENCE SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED BY A CLINICAL DISCUSSION. IN ADDITION, PSYCHIATRIC WARDS SHOULD HAVE VIOLENCE PREVENTION POLICIES. SPECIALIZED FACILITIES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIOLENT PATIENTS. FOUR REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (MFE)
Index Term(s): Psychiatric services; Psychological evaluation; Scotland; Violent offenders
Note: PAPERS FROM THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DELINQUENCY, NOVEMBER 9-11, 1979, AT PEEBLES (SCOTLAND)
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