PhD Scientific Days 2018

Budapest, April 19–20, 2018

Risk factors of reoffending in psychiatric patients who underwent involuntary treatment

Fekete, Szabolcs

Dr. Fekete Szabolcs
Igazságügyi Megfigyelő és Elmegyógyító Intézet, Budapest

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Introduction: The association between psychiatric morbidity and violent crime and the high rate of recidivism is evident from the forensic literature.
Aims: To identify those epidemiological and cinical characteristics that increase the risk of reoffending.
Methods: The documentation of all patients released over a 15-year period (between 2000 and 2015) from involuntary treatment at the National Institute of Forensic Psychiatry (IMEI) was reviewed. A comparison was made between patients who were convicted for the second time because of reoffending with first time offenders.
Results: The results will be compared with previous research findings on the subject.
Conclusion: It is particularly important from a clinical point of view to identify modifiable factors that can be targets of a crime prevention program.

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Mental Health Sciences
Gábor Gazdag