Conversions and revocations of conditional orders for forensic psychiatric patients

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Conversions and revocations of conditional orders for forensic psychiatric patients

What factors contribute to success and failure? (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

In the Netherlands, individuals with a mental disorder who have committed a serious crime, can be sentenced to terbeschikkingstelling (the TBS order, or dis- posal to be treated on behalf of the state). Upon sentencing the TBS order, there are two possibilities. Either the judge choses a conditional TBS order, in which the patient is obliged to abide by certain conditions and (usually) resides in the com-munity, or the patient is sentenced to an unconditional TBS order with mandatory inpatient treatment in a closed forensic psychiatric hospital. The goal of this study was: to describe and analyze 1) the number of conversions and revocations and 2) the factors that are related to conversions and revocations.

Publication data

Author(s):
Nagtegaal, M.H., Boonmann, C., Stuurman, J.J.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2017
Series:
Cahiers 2017-05

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