The effects of the justice system on mental health

  title={The effects of the justice system on mental health},
  author={Miguel Clemente and Dolores Padilla-Racero},
  journal={Psychiatry, Psychology and Law},
  pages={865 - 879}
Anyone involved in legal proceedings will warn you that a long-drawn-out legal battle will drain your mental health. This study aimed to assess the psychological effects of being processed by the justice system. The sample consisted of 360 subjects, residents in Spain. Were administered a questionnaire on the experience of contact with the justice system, a temporal perspective inventory, locus of control, psychological reactance, coping strategies, health self-efficacy, and psychosomatic… 

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