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After homicide: divided by systems: a comparison of health service and probation service management of people who have killed

Stone, J. H., Cameron, A. and Taylor, Pamela Jane 1996. After homicide: divided by systems: a comparison of health service and probation service management of people who have killed. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 35 (4) , pp. 314-326. 10.1111/j.1468-2311.1996.tb00881.x

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Abstract

Abstract: Among the many studies of the crime of homicide there is little evidence of interest in the practical management of those convicted. This study sought to compare two groups, identified within entirely different services, each with a different background of management. One was drawn from the probation service and the other from the health service. At the time of sentencing there were remarkably few group differences in demography, social or health status of the two groups of offenders, at least according to contemporaneous reports. The one significant difference was the higher rate of psychosis among those initially sent to hospital. Questions are raised about the diagnosis of personality disorder at the time of the trial and its effect on sentencing. Both hospital and probation staff seemed to be functioning on a dearth of important information. Closer liaison between probation and medical services, both within the prison and within the NHS, in assessing and planning the management of such people seems essential. Two case examples are included which illustrate the issues raised in the study. This study also provides further evidence of the need to review the mandatory life sentence for murder.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0265-5527
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85452

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