Characteristics, Needs and Reoffending in a Group of Patients With Schizophrenia Formerly Treated in Medium Security
Baxter R~~Rabe-Hesketh S~~Parrott J
A cohort of 63 patients with schizophrenia formerly treated in medium security & discharged were followed up with case-notes & interviews up to 10 years later. At follow-up 2 were dead by suicide; of the remainder 92% had retained links with psychiatric services, 30% had been reconvicted of at least 1 violent offence, & more than this proportion, again, had reoffended violently. Episodes of violent reoffending outnumbered violent reconviction by nearly 4:1.