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