A Consultant's Survey of the Patients in a Maximum Security Hospital

    Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1986

    Page Count: 6


    Lester, D
    Professor of psychology, Psychology Program Richard Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ

    Heller, MS
    Clinical professor of psychiatry and director, Institute of Law and the Health Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Ehrlich, SM
    Research psychologist, Institute of Law and the Health Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    (Received 21 October 1985; accepted 24 February 1986)

    Abstract

    The patients at a state maximum security forensic facility were interviewed by a psychiatrist and their files reviewed. Only 43 of the 203 patients were judged to be suitable for the facility. Nearly 60% of the pretrial defendants were judged to be capable of proceeding to trial. Of the patients, 18% were judged to be malingering or avoiding trial or prison. The implications of these findings are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS11921J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11921J

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