ERIC Number: EJ841691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Prosecuting Assaultive Forensic and Psychiatric Inpatients
Angus, Kerri C.; Reddon, John R.; Chudleigh, Michele D.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v47 n1-2 p168-184 2008
Inpatient assault of forensic and psychiatric staff is a complex and multifaceted issue. Hence, the consequences reported in the literature regarding prosecuting assaultive inpatients are quite variable. In this article, issues pertaining to the prosecution of violent inpatients are reviewed. Illustrative cases, challenges of prosecution, potential policies, therapeutic jurisprudence, pocket probation, and mental health courts are discussed.
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Courts, Patients, Clinical Experience, Court Litigation, Injuries, Mental Disorders, Violence, Health Personnel, Criminals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Law Enforcement, Aggression, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada