Reconviction rates per FPC

Reconviction rates per FPC

Final report on the feasibility of processing recidivism figures for separat forensic psychiatric centres (full text only available in Dutch)


The directorate Sanction and Prevention Policy (DSP) from the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, and the department of Forensic Care (DFC) of the National Agency of Correctional Institutions (DJI) have requested the WODC to investigate the feasibility of generating reoffending rates per forensic psychiatric centre (FPC). The main concern of this feasibility study, which started early 2013, was how a differentiation of reconviction rates on the institutional level should be attained while accounting for differences between the centres’ patient populations. Such a differen-tiation would allow for a more in depth examination of the outcome of forensic care, which has long been awaited by boards and directors in the forensic psychiatric field. Furthermore, insight into the reoffending behaviour of former patients would stimulate individual FPC’s to control the quality of their operations, and provides various departments within the sector with valuable information to be used in policy making.

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Wartna, B.S.J., Bregman, I.M., Schapers, C.E., Blom, M., Boonmann, C.
Place of publication:
The Hague
Year of publication:
Cahiers 2014-15

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