The national trajectory project of individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder in Canada. Part 1: context and methods.
|Title||The national trajectory project of individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder in Canada. Part 1: context and methods.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Crocker AG, Nicholls TL, Seto MC, Côté G, Charette Y, Caulet M|
|Journal||Can J Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2015 Mar|
|Keywords||British Columbia, Criminals, Forensic Psychiatry, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Competency, Mentally Ill Persons, Ontario, Quebec|
The National Trajectory Project examined longitudinal data from a large sample of people found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCRMD) to assess the presence of provincial differences in the application of the law, to examine the characteristics of people with serious mental illness who come into conflict with the law and receive this verdict, and to investigate the trajectories of NCRMD-accused people as they traverse the mental health and criminal justice systems. Our paper describes the rationale for the National Trajectory Project and the methods used to collect data in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, the 3 most populous provinces in Canada and the 3 provinces with the most people found NCRMD.
|Alternate Journal||Can J Psychiatry|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4394719|