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Title: Prison psychiatry
Authors: Mifsud, John
Keywords: Prisoners -- Mental health services
Prisoners -- Mental health services -- Malta
Mentally ill prisoners
Mental illness -- Diagnosis
Personality disorders
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Psychiatry
Citation: Mifsud, J. (1996). Prison psychiatry. In P. Muscat (Ed.), Psychiatric practice and related disciplines in Malta (pp. 39-42). Malta: University of Malta, Dept. of Psychiatry.
Abstract: Persons are sent to prison for committing crimes which are punishable by imprisonment. The three main purposes of imprisonment are: 1. as a punishment for the crime committed, 2. as a means to protect society, 3. as a means or rehabilitation. Perfectly healthy persons may commit crimes that are punishable by imprisonment. However some people are people prone than others to commit these crimes. Certain psychiatric problems, including the psychoses, personality disorders and substance abuse are in fact known to be criminogenic, that is they make the person involved more susceptible to criminal behaviour.
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