Year: 2002 Source: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, v.46, no.4, (2002), p.445-452 SIEC No: 20040752

The authors investigated what medical students & journalists consider legitimated conditions for compulsory hospital admission. The most frequently quoted conditions in both groups were violent attempts against others. Students significantly more often than journalists advocated for civil commitment in the case of suicide attempts & violent attempts. Medical students with personal contact with mentally disordered persons advocated significantly more often for coercive measures in the case of suicide attempts. (8 refs)