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Int J Law Psychiatry. 2014 Jan-Feb;37(1):127-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.09.012. Epub 2013 Oct 11.

Forensic psychiatric units in Italy from the 1960s to the present.

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  • 1International Institute of Social History, PO Box 2169, 1000 CD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: cdv8@leicester.ac.uk.

Abstract

This article addresses the long-standing continuities in the history of the Italian forensic psychiatric units and views them as the result of conflicting forces, interests, mentalities and strategies at the cross-road of forensic psychiatry, psychiatry, prison and health services. It focuses on the period from the 1960s to the present and deals with, among other issues, the long-term impact of the anti-asylum movements and the on-going debate on the 'phasing out' of the forensic psychiatric units.

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Anti-asylum movements; Criminal responsibility; Forensic psychiatric units; Italy

PMID:
24125959
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.09.012
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