AN EVALUATION OF THE PROFILE OF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION OF STATE PATIENTS ADMITTED TO VALKENBERG HOSPITAL'S
- Medicine, Psychology
It was found that high numbers of patients had been experiencing vacational leave, thereby advancing towards potential for discharge, and factors such as violent behaviour; problem behaviours e.g. aggression, sexual disinhibition and absconding; substance abuse; and family circumstance may influence the patient's potential for discharged from hospital.
Working with the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community
- Psychology, LawTherapy in Practice Series
Part 1 Setting the scene: the basic assumption defining the mentally disordered offender a distinctive way of working. Part 2 Policy and legislative framework: policy development legislation. Part 3…
PEDAGOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOL
There are main theoretical approaches that try to explain perverted behavior and through it the phenomenon of violence. The field of school discipline has been researched extensively in the past…
Public Attitudes Towards Offenders with Mental Illness Scale (PATOMI): Establishing a Valid Tool to Measure Public Perceptions
- PsychologyCommunity Mental Health Journal
The results suggested that 12 items in the PACAMI-O did not contribute towards measuring public attitudes, so 28 items were retained for the new, more concise, valid scale; Public Attitudes towards Offenders with Mental Illness (PATOMI), which can be used in future research to effectively assess public attitudes.
How Much Should Previous Convictions Increase Sentence Severity, and Why?
Enhancing sentences for repeat offenders is an ancient concept dating back to Biblical times and have been successfully succeeded by a variety of similar practices. How much should previous…
The effectiveness of alcohol and drug treatment among the incarcerated population
- Political Science
Viele unserer geltenden Gesetze fordern rasche Bestrafung von drogen- oder alkoholabhangigen Rechtsbrechern. Wahrend Konsequenzen gegen jene, welche Gesetzte brechen, erfolgen sollten, muss die Frage…
An investigation into sexual killing : considerations for assessment, understanding motivation and future research
Objective: This thesis reports an investigation into characteristics of sexual killers and their offences. Sexual killing was defined where there was a disclosure by the perpetrator that the killing…
CRIMINOLOGY – SCIENTIFIC / PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO CRIME
- Psychology, Law
The emergence of positivist criminology in Europe in the 19th century marked a fundamental shift of academic thinking about crime and its treatment (Roshier 1989). Prior to this was the dominance of…