Traumatic brain injury in a prison population: Prevalence and risk for re-offending

  title={Traumatic brain injury in a prison population: Prevalence and risk for re-offending},
  author={W Huw Williams and Avril J. Mewse and James Tonks and Sarah Mills and Cris N W Burgess and Giray Cordan},
  journal={Brain Injury},
  pages={1184 - 1188}
Background: TBI can lead to cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Previous studies suggest that TBI is relatively elevated in offender populations. In this study the aims were to establish the rate of TBI of various severities in a representative sample of adult offenders and patterns of custody associated with TBI. Methods: A self-report survey of adult, male offenders within a prison. Of 453 offenders, 196 (43%) responded. Results: Over 60% reported ‘Head Injuries’. Reports… 

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