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dc.contributor.authorAppelbaum, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, William H.
dc.contributor.authorNestelbaum, Zamir
dc.contributor.authorBateman, Anne
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:23.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:06:42Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:06:42Z
dc.date.issued1992-06-01
dc.date.submitted2010-12-21
dc.identifier.citationHosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Jun;43(6):603-7.
dc.identifier.issn0022-1597 (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid1601403
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45159
dc.description.abstractThe shift to dangerousness-oriented civil commitment criteria has led to speculation that mentally ill persons who do not meet those criteria are being hospitalized under criminal commitment statutes. Using data on patients' psychiatric symptoms at admission to a state hospital in Massachusetts, the authors retrospectively assessed whether patients charged with minor criminal offenses who were committed for evaluation of competence to stand trial would have met civil commitment criteria. The data suggest that most mentally ill patients who were criminally committed could have been civilly committed. However, a relatively greater proportion of persons with substance abuse, mental retardation, or other conditions who did not meet civil commitment criteria for mental illness were committed for pretrial evaluation.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=1601403&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ps.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/43/6/603
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAntisocial Personality Disorder
dc.subjectCommitment of Mentally Ill
dc.subject*Dangerous Behavior
dc.subjectExpert Testimony
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectForensic Psychiatry
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMassachusetts
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectReferral and Consultation
dc.subjectSocial Behavior
dc.subjectSocial Control, Formal
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleAre pretrial commitments for forensic evaluation used to control nuisance behavior
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleHospital and community psychiatry
dc.source.volume43
dc.source.issue6
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/264
dc.identifier.contextkey1705446
html.description.abstract<p>The shift to dangerousness-oriented civil commitment criteria has led to speculation that mentally ill persons who do not meet those criteria are being hospitalized under criminal commitment statutes. Using data on patients' psychiatric symptoms at admission to a state hospital in Massachusetts, the authors retrospectively assessed whether patients charged with minor criminal offenses who were committed for evaluation of competence to stand trial would have met civil commitment criteria. The data suggest that most mentally ill patients who were criminally committed could have been civilly committed. However, a relatively greater proportion of persons with substance abuse, mental retardation, or other conditions who did not meet civil commitment criteria for mental illness were committed for pretrial evaluation.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/264
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages603-7


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