Mental illness in the community corrections setting: Comparing males and females in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs

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2013
Authors
Hoffer, Kayli Marie
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The study compared recidivism rates for male and female offenders who participated in two mental health programs in Bexar County against a control group of offenders who did not receive treatment. The study also examined the relationship between completion of treatment and completion of probation. The results indicated a significant, negative relationship between treatment in the outpatient group and recidivism, as well as a significant, positive relationship between completion of treatment for the outpatient group and completion of probation. Gender was significantly related to recidivism only at the bivariate level.

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Keywords
Inpatient, Mental Health, Offenders, Outpatient, Probation, Recidivism
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Criminal Justice