About this Research Topic
This Research Topic is aiming to promote an intense and sound discussion about standards for psychiatric care in prison with the aim to improve diagnostic procedures, therapeutic approach and transfer management after release. By its nature prisons are secluded places which do not serve research requirements. This makes it more difficult to initiate a scientifically discussion about treatment standards and possible state-of-the-art procedures. To come closer to knowing what clinically works in that field, it is of great importance to gather information about clinical experience in different forensic environments. We therefore welcome all different types of papers including systematic reviews, meta-analysis and original research using observational or interventional design, case-reports and theoretical reflections. Although welcomed articles are broad in scope a substantial connection to clinical work in prison mental health care is expected.
Keywords: Forensic Psychiatry, Prison Psychiatry, Prison Suicide, Risk Assessment, Mentally Ill Offenders
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