Volume 36, Issue 6 (November 1991)

    Geriatric Offenders Examined at a Forensic Psychiatry Clinic

    (Received 4 March 1991; accepted 5 April 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This descriptive research paper reports on 52 geriatric defendants accused of criminal offenses and referred for forensic psychiatric evaluation. It addresses demographic and clinical variables in that population. The authors hope that the data will assist in planning for forensic and therapeutic services for geriatric persons in the criminal justice system.


    Author Information:

    Cahn, DJ
    Research associate, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal Court and Supreme Court (First Judicial Department), Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New York, Bronx, NY

    Wiederlight, M
    Senior psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal Court and Supreme Court (First Judicial Department), Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New York, New York, NY

    Harmon, RB
    Administrative director, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal Court and Supreme Court (first Judicial Department), Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New York, NY

    Rosner, R
    Medical director, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal Court and Supreme Court (First Judicial Department). Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New York, New York, NY


    Stock #: JFS13195J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13195J

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    Title Geriatric Offenders Examined at a Forensic Psychiatry Clinic
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    Committee E30