Reoffending following forensic care trajectories ending in 2013-2015

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Reoffending following forensic care trajectories ending in 2013-2015

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FForensic care refers to mental health care, addiction treatment, and care for people with mild or borderline intellectual disabilities, provided within the criminal justice system. The primary aim of forensic care is to prevent perpetrators with mental health disorders from reoffending.
The WODC is carrying out a five- year research programme into reconviction and forensic care (2016-2021).
Previous research within this programme provided reconviction rates broken down according to the different kinds of forensic care orders that can be imposed (K. Drieschner, J. Hill, & G. Weijters, Recidive na tbs, ISD en overige forensische zorg, 2018).
Rates were calculated for offenders released in 2013 and 2014. However, there is no direct relationship between forensic care orders and the type of care provided in the name of reducing the risk of reconviction. Hence, in this study, reconviction rates are linked to the type of care received, rather than the forensic care order imposed. Rates are presented for offenders released between 2013 and 2015.

Publication data

Drieschner, K.H., Hill, J.M., Weijters, G.M.
Place of publication:
The Hague
Year of publication:
Cahiers 2020-08

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