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Clinical and demographic differences between sexually violent predators and other commitment types in a state forensic hospital

Vess, James, Murphy, Carolyn and Arkowitz, Steve 2004, Clinical and demographic differences between sexually violent predators and other commitment types in a state forensic hospital, Journal of forensic psychiatry and psychology, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 669-681, doi: 10.1080/14789940410001731795.

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Title Clinical and demographic differences between sexually violent predators and other commitment types in a state forensic hospital
Author(s) Vess, James
Murphy, Carolyn
Arkowitz, Steve
Journal name Journal of forensic psychiatry and psychology
Volume number 15
Issue number 4
Start page 669
End page 681
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2004-12
ISSN 1478-9957
1478-9949
Keyword(s) sex offenders
rapists
criminals
demography
state hospitals
public hospitals
Summary Sexual offenders who are involuntarily civilly committed to a secure state hospital as Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) appear to differ significantly from other current patient populations. Demographically, SVPs are older and more predominantly Caucasian than other patients. They are less frequently psychotic than patients committed under other state statutes such as those found incompetent to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity and mentally ill prison transfers. Another salient dimension which distinguishes SVPs is the degree of psychopathy observed in these patients. As a group, SVPs display only slightly higher levels of psychopathy than other patient groups as measured by the revised Psychopathy Checklist. Yet when considered by offender type, rapists are found to have significantly higher average psychopathy scores than other patients, while child molesters are assessed as having lower average psychopathy scores than most other patient commitment categories.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14789940410001731795
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026417

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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