The national trajectory project of individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder in Canada. Part 1: context and methods.

TitleThe national trajectory project of individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder in Canada. Part 1: context and methods.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCrocker AG, Nicholls TL, Seto MC, Côté G, Charette Y, Caulet M
JournalCan J Psychiatry
Volume60
Issue3
Pagination98-105
Date Published2015 Mar
ISSN0706-7437
KeywordsBritish Columbia, Criminals, Forensic Psychiatry, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Competency, Mentally Ill Persons, Ontario, Quebec
Abstract

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 JournalCan J Psychiatry
PubMed ID25886685
PubMed Central IDPMC4394719

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