Outpatient supervision programs for forensic psychiatric patients after an intramural punishment or measure ; a systematic review
- Gestel, B. van, Knaap, L.M. van der, Hendriks, A., Kogel, C.H. (ass.), Nagtegaal, M.H. (ass.), Bogaerts, S. (ass.)
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Cahiers 2006-02
In the future outpatient supervision of offenders who have been placed under a hospital order may possibly contribute to reducing recidivism and preventing new victims and thus also lead to an improvement of mobility within the system of placement under a hospital order, hereinafter "TBS". For that reason, it is important to gain insight into the different forms of supervision in the Netherlands and in other countries and to gain insight into the possible effects of these supervisory programmes. This literature study is mainly based on publications on outpatient supervision for forensic psychiatric patients after an intramural punishment or measure. It is an inventory of supervisory programmes and their assumed operable mechanisms and evaluation studies of the programmes. The supervision described in this publication can be sub-divided into two, non- mutually exclusive, types. The first type of supervision involves forms of aftercare and is partly aimed at re-socialisation and reintegration in society. The second type of supervision involves, this includes both the use of technical means of observation (electronic supervision, electronic monitoring system, polygraph) and registration of - in particular - sex offenders and informing local residents.