R Lapornik

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Models based on modern theories of anxiety were used to develop a hypothesis concerned with the relationship of anxiety and/or the tendency to aggressive behavior and the tendency to depressive reactions in prisoners. Anxiety, aggression and depression scales were the instruments used in this study. Special emphasis was placed on the question as to whether(More)
Permitting prisoners to leave the prison for a certain time is one basic element of rehabilitation. As a rule, the inmate is not allowed to leave the prison before a psychologist or psychiatrist is consulted. A considerable number of criminals have committed crimes under the influence of addictive drugs. Many of them continue to indulge in drug abuse even(More)
In the Austrian prison Graz, a randomized group of 64 prisoners (12.5% out of 512 total) was selected to investigate patterns of drug abuse. From this group. 60 consented to drug-screening in urine. While opiates, cocaine, alcohol and amphetamines screened negative, cannabis (in 8.4%) and benzodiazepines (in 20%) had positive results.
The effects of long-term imprisonment on cognitive functions are investigated in a longitudinal study. Twenty-four serious offenders in an Austrian penitentiary underwent concentration and memory performance measurements via a questionnaire presented to them under controlled conditions in two sessions at a 42 month interval. The difference in the parameters(More)
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