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J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012;40(2):232-3.

Commentary: Toward an improved understanding of recidivism.

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Whiting Forensic Division, CT Valley Hospital, 70 O'Brien Drive, Middletown, CT 06457, USA. alexander.carre@po.state.ct.us

Abstract

Setting out to identify predictors of recidivism in seriously mentally ill (SMI) persons who return to their community from prison, Hall and colleagues offer to the forensic community a substantive contribution to the organization of interventions aimed to promote both the social and the psychiatric recovery of these individuals and to reduce their rate of re-entry into the penal system. While their work in the field is praiseworthy, I would like to share my thoughts and considerations to stimulate a dialogue about a subject that should be of interest to both clinicians and policy makers.

PMID:
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