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Forensic Psychiatry

Discussion in 'PSYCHIATRY SPECIALITIES' started by Johnson, Dec 26, 2015.

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    Please do share your knowledge and other areas of interests in forensics.
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    I worked for paper 3 during my time, variations are possible depends on which literature you refer to


    10% - Psychotic disorders in prison compared to general population

    80% - with sexual offences with no previous hx

    5% - commit violent crimes with severe mental illness

    ? 15% - commit homicide with mental illness

    80% - indecent exposure with no previous hx

    20%- lifetime risk of stalking a healthcare professional

    5% - violence due to psychosis

    20% - domestic violence reported

    20% - elderly with mental illness

    50/1000- psychosis in prison

    30% - homicide with mental illness

    90%- homicide with PD received prison sentence

    70%- homicide with PD no contact with service in last 12 months

    45%- homicide with PD and no other mental illness at the time of committing the crime

    25-30% - homicide with PD with other mental disorder
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    Juvenile delinquency

    Juvenile delinquency refers to law breaking behaviour committed by 10-21-year-olds.

    The aetiological factors -

    • Poverty
    • Large family size
    • Lower mean IQ
    • Unsatisfactory child rearing
    • Parental criminality
    • Trouble at school

    If three of these factors are present there is a 40% chance of the individual showing delinquent behaviour during adolescence.

    Puri. Textbook of Psychiatry, 2002, p.395.
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    Remand- process of keeping a person who has been arrested in custody, normally in remand prison, before a trial, conviction or sentencing.
    Convictions and sentencing
    Commonly used sections in forensics
    35 and 36 like section 2
    37 and 38 like section 3
    41 and 49 are to do with restrictions
    35 - Assessment in hospital for a remand person
    36 - Treatment in hospital for a remand person
    37 - hospital order for convicted and non convicted person
    38 – hospital order before sentencing
    41- Restrict order for a person with section 37
    47- Transfer of sentenced person to hospital
    48- Transfer of remanded person to hospital
    49 – Restrict order for a person with section 47/48
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