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The Impact of Specialized Sex Offender Legislation on Community Reentry
Findings suggest that such policies might hamper offenders' efforts toward community reintegration, which ultimately could serve to inflate rates of recidivism.
Clinical outcomes of defendants in mental health court.
- R. Boothroyd, C. Mercado, N. Poythress, Annette Christy, J. Petrila
- Psychology, MedicinePsychiatric services
- 1 July 2005
The fact that reductions in symptoms were not observed among defendants who received treatment in either court setting more likely reflects the chronic nature of their disorders and concerns about the adequacy of the public mental health system, rather than a failure of the mental health court.
An Examination of Suicide Attempts Among Incarcerated Sex Offenders
- Elizabeth L. Jeglic, A. Spada, C. Mercado
- Psychology, LawSexual abuse : a journal of research and…
- 1 February 2013
Sex offenders who made suicide attempts were significantly more likely than those who did not make suicide attempts to have had an abusive childhood, a history of psychiatric problems, intellectual impairment, male victims, and related victims.
The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression and Hopelessness among Sex Offenders Subject to Community Notification and Residence Restriction Legislation
Little research has investigated the prevalence of mood disturbance among sex offenders despite the fact that psychological distress may bear some relationship to community reintegration, and…
An Evaluation of Sex Offender Residency Restriction Functioning in Town, County, and City-Wide Jurisdictions
Residency restrictions prohibit sex offenders from living within close proximity to schools and other areas where children congregate. Though widely implemented, little empirical research has yet…
Impact of simulation training on self-efficacy of outpatient health care providers to use electronic health records
Risk and the preventive detention of sex offenders in Australia and the United States.
Educational Development Program for Residency Program Directors and Coordinators
- P. O'Sullivan, J. Heard, M. Petty, C. Mercado, Elizabeth K Hicks
- Education, MedicineTeaching and learning in medicine
- 1 April 2006
An educational development program consisting of 10 sessions spanning 1 year for program directors and a parallel set of sessions for program coordinators was created and favorably received.
Repeat Offending, Victim Gender, and Extent of Victim Relationship in Catholic Church Sexual Abusers
Despite wide reports of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, empirical data on Catholic Church sexual abuse have not been readily available. The present study examines factors associated with…
Persistent Sexual Abusers in the Catholic Church
This study aims to enhance understanding of clergy offending patterns through a comparison of low-rate and high-rate clergy offenders. Data for these re-analyses are derived from 3,674 cases from the…