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Mental disorder and adaptation to prison: A comparative study with three samples of prisoners

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Three different samples of prisoners were administered the Brief Symptom Inventory (Derogatis, 1993) in two separate moments. Sample one comprised 80 female evaluated at the beginning of their sentences and 2.5 years later. Second involved 100 male jail detainees tested within their first week of imprisonment and six months later. Third sample comprises 76 convicted male prisoners tested four months apart. Results showed that all samples scored lower than normal and clinical standardized samples, except for paranoid ideation. Additionally, all three samples clinical symptomatology significantly decreased between the two administrations. Discussion approaches mental illness prevalence among inmates versus prison adaptation.
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Gonçalves, Rui Abrunhosa. "Mental disorder and adaptation to prison: A comparative study with three samples of prisoners" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL, Mar 02, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482609_index.html>

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Gonçalves, R. , 2011-03-02 "Mental disorder and adaptation to prison: A comparative study with three samples of prisoners" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p482609_index.html

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Abstract: Three different samples of prisoners were administered the Brief Symptom Inventory (Derogatis, 1993) in two separate moments. Sample one comprised 80 female evaluated at the beginning of their sentences and 2.5 years later. Second involved 100 male jail detainees tested within their first week of imprisonment and six months later. Third sample comprises 76 convicted male prisoners tested four months apart. Results showed that all samples scored lower than normal and clinical standardized samples, except for paranoid ideation. Additionally, all three samples clinical symptomatology significantly decreased between the two administrations. Discussion approaches mental illness prevalence among inmates versus prison adaptation.


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A Follow-up Study of a Prison Based Test of Three Traditional Theories: Women’s Pathways to Prison

Comparing Extremist Prison Groups to Extremist Organizations Outside Prison, a Case Study Approach


 
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