The decrease in the number of impositions detentions under a hospital order with compulsory psychiatric treatment

The decrease in the number of impositions detentions under a hospital order with compulsory psychiatric treatment

developments and backgrounds (full text available only in Dutch)

Summary

Detention under a hospital order (the so-called tbs system) is a treatment measure that judges can impose on defendants who are not (fully) legally accountable due to a psychological disorder. In 2008 and 2009, the number of impositions of detention under a hospital order with compulsory psychiatric treatment has decreased steeply. In this study, the authors tried to gain more insight into the causes of this recent decrease by analyzing the available quantitative information on the subject and the connections present within it.

Publication data

Author(s):
Dijk, E.M.H., Brouwers, M. (ass.)
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2011
Series:
Memorandum 2011-01

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