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ERIC Number: EJ1010758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Co-Occurring Severe Mental Illnesses and Substance Abuse Disorders as Predictors of State Prison Inmate Assaults
Wood, Steven R.; Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.
Crime & Delinquency, v59 n4 p510-535 Jun 2013
Using hierarchical logistic regression with a nationally representative sample of state prisoners ("n" = 12,504), we found inmates with dual severe psychiatric and substance abuse disorders to be at higher risk of being assaulted and to assault others in prison than nonmentally ill inmates. Dually disordered inmates may be "importing" characteristics that put them at more risk of involvement in assaults. Next, more than 50% of assault victims were themselves the perpetrators of assault, and significant percentages of inmates reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses and physical and sexual victimizations. With other studies linking PTSD and being assaulted with revictimization and violence toward others, substance abuse, and poorer psychiatric outcomes, a study implication is providing inmates with effective trauma-relevant treatments. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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