Management and Treatment of Insanity Acquittees: A Model for the 1990s

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Describes and evaluates the system set up in Oregon in 1978, and since adopted by other states, for dealing with people who have been acquitted of crime on a plea of insanity. The key innovation of the system is the Psychiatric Security Review Board, which oversees conditional release and monitored community treatment. Of interest to both the criminal justice and mental health communities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880485012
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Series: Progress in Psychiatry Series , #41
  • Pages: 230

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Progress in Psychiatry Series
1 The Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board in a National Perspective 1
2 The Psychiatric Security Review Board in a Legal Context 17
3 Who Are Oregon's Insanity Acquittees? 37
4 Hospitalization and Conditional Release of Insanity Acquittees 57
5 Trends in Hospital Utilization by Insanity Acquittees 77
6 Community Treatment 97
7 Insanity Acquittees After Psychiatric Security Review Board Jurisdiction 115
8 Diagnostic Issues Related to the Insanity Defense 141
9 Misdemeanants and the Psychiatric Security Review Board 155
10 Women and the Psychiatric Security Review Board 173
11 Financial Aspects of the Psychiatric Security Review Board 191
12 Conditional Release as a National Standard for the Treatment of Insanity Acquittees 203
Index 219
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