After Oregon's insanity defense:. A comparison of conditional release and hospitalization

Joseph D. Bloom, Jeffrey L. Rogers, Spero M. Manson

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This paper is one in a series of reports on the characteristics of persons committed to the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) and their treatment and disposition while subject to its jurisdiction. For the purpose of this discussion, we have focused on conditional release and attempt to answer a number of questions. How do the individuals who are placed in the community differ from those who remain hospitalized? Do the two mechanisms of conditional release in this system, by judges or the PSRB, differ in terms of the kinds of people that they are likely to release? Lastly, what features distinguish those individuals who manage to succeed in their release plans from those who do not?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-402
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law


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