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University of Toronto Mississauga
Dax Urbszat

Lecture 8 - Assessment and Treatment of Mentally Disordered Offenders March 10th o 70% of people sent of fitness assessment will be found fit to stand trial o Criminal justice system not set up to properly deal will mental disorders o Vanier center for women-mental health unit o There is a limited number of facilities with mental health units o Dialectic behaviour therapy- treatment for borderline personality disorder, posed many difficulties, but this therapy has had some success in prisons, decreasing recidivism rates Spousal Assaulter o Domestic violence increasing problem in society, if charges are not followed through my complantiff they may be followed through by crown o Those who are victims of domestic abuse- wide range- may have past abuse history in childhood o Women and men all perpetrate domestic violence o Serious injury or reported are predominately male upon female o o Family only ( OCPD)-pro social, good parenting skills on the outside. On the inside the issue is control, an obsessive need for neatness and predictability, the need to dominant and control someone else, demands total submissions. No remorse because it is considered to be necessary for the rule of the house. Not as likely to have substance abuse, suffers from type of psychopathology about control. Factors contributing are corporal punishment, childhood abuse. If you grow up learning this belief it is difficult to overcome. o Dysphoric boarderline- dysphora, anger management control issues, when they loose there temper they are out of control, they will show great remorse for their abuse, but are not in control of their behaviour. Emotional difficulty, emotional problems, extreme fear or anger, anti social but only small amount. Usually centered towards spouse alone, children may be victims of abuse. Psychopothy checklist =recidivism rates Some are not anti social- may be pro social-such careers as figherfig. hters o Antisocial (PCLR)- lie cheat, enjoyable to inflict pain on others o ODARA-something that officers have been trained to use on sight, 13 question o SARA Domestic Abuser Typology Emotional volatile- in line with DB
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