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NCJ Number: 82743 Find in a Library
Title: Psychiatry and the Prison System
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1982)  Pages:385-392
Author(s): E Tanay
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author explores the psychiatric aspects of imprisonment, stressing the psychic trauma that imprisonment imposes on the individual.
Abstract: The paper argues that the current structure of prisons makes rehabilitation virtually impossible and describes how prisons, in large measure, deal with psychiatrically disturbed individuals without adequate resources. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Effects of imprisonment; Inmate staff relations; Mentally ill offenders; Psychiatric services; Psychological evaluation
Note: Presented at the National Conference on Mental Health for the Convicted Offender, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 27, 1981.
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