A review of arrests among psychiatric patients.

  title={A review of arrests among psychiatric patients.},
  author={E. Glenn Schellenberg and Donald A. Wasylenki and Carl D. Webster and Paula Goering},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  volume={15 3},
Common wisdom has it that “trouble with the law” is a serious problem for psychiatric patients. This may be especially so for chronically mentally ill patients, most of whom have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, little is known about how often clinicians should expect to encounter this problem, or about the factors involved. In a major review of the literature, Rabkin (1979) divided relevant studies into two groups-those published before 1965 and those published after. The earlier studies… CONTINUE READING


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