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Completed research project

Title / Titel Prospective evaluation of the effects of forensic psychtherapy in a cohort of sex and violent offenders
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Productive debate about the affects of psychotherapy on recidivism in sex and violent offenders is still hampered by the fact, that most studies are typically based on hospitalized patients or inmates of jails. Different psychotherapeutic methods have been used in different groups of delinquents, considering f. e. the broad spectrum of sexual deliquency. In this study supported by the Swiss National Department of Justice, inmates of different jails and other forensic institutions (so-called 'Arbeitserziehungsanstalten') as well as delinquents not taken into custody were examined by using standardized measures (f. e. Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnosis of Psychic Disturbances according to DSM-IV criteria; Psychopathy Checklist, Violence Appraisal Risk Guide) and followed in their further life over years. Spezial attention is given to recidivism, but also to psychic health and social adaptation.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Forensic psychiatry, forensic psychology, offender recidism, psychotherapy
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. med. et Dr. phil. A. Moeller (Project Leader)  
Prof. Dr. med. D. Hell
Dr. med. F. Urbaniok  
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Programm PUK Zurich, Direktion der Justiz und des Inneren des Kantons Zurich, Eidgenoessisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartment Bern
Duration of Project / Projektdauer May 1999 to Mar 2003