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Wilfrid Laurier University
Jennifer Lavoie

Psych Week 10 November 16, 2012 paper: can use summary- build on it. Don't have to stay with the same person we wrote our summary on -CSC operates five regional treatment centres (RTC's) -no independant psychiatric facility for females. Total of 675 beds Getting treatment: Responsibility of MHP's assigned to regular institutions to recommend offenders for admission to RTC Admission criteria: Acute psychiatric illness, e.g psychosis Chronic mental illness Cognitive, cerebral deficits Dementia In crisis e.g suicidal, chronic self harm Treatment reserved for the most serious cases: Other MH problems receive limited clinical attention Insufficient capacity to treat all MDOs Lack of services for female offenders Crisis management rather than prevention: revolving door syndrome Stabilize MDO's Released too soon from RTC's, quickly in crisis again. Use of force to control MDOs Disconnect between order/security and providing meaningful MH treatment What is stalking? An old behaviour, but a new crime First anti stalking law: California 1990 no stalking law in canada Charge in canada is harassment Criminal Harassment: s. 264 Four interrelated behaviours Repeatedly follow another person from place to place repeatedly communicate with directly, indirectly, the other person Beset or watch a place where the other person is living or working Engage in threatening conduct directed at the other person or family members These behaviours must cause the person to FEAR for their safety. Psychological perspective: Obsessional following Obsidere --> to besiege An abnormal or long term patterns of threat or harassment directed toward a specific individual The DSM-IV definition of obsession Persistant ideas, thoughts, umpluses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress. Vicimts Women are 3-4x more likely to be victims of stalking Prevalence: 8% women, 2% men Perpetrators: Known to their victims Most stalked by partner or ex partner Women stalked by ex partner men stalked by acquaintance Tends to last less than a year 80% stalkers are male Rarely cause physical harm (2% kill) Psychological harm = great Common characteristics of stalkers male dominated late bloomers higher levels of educational attainments difficulty with emplyment Psycopathology Alarge proportion of stalkers evidence major mental illnesses Substance abuse Cluster B Personality disorders Stalking catergories: Simple obsessional (most common) love obsessional erotomania vengeance Simple obsession: cases wherein the victim and stalker have some prior knowledge of another Most common
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