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Offending in psychiatric patients after discharge from medium secure units: Conviction rate may be misleading

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:684
  1. Steffan Davies, senior lecturer (,
  2. Martin Clarke, PhD student,
  3. Conor Duggan, professor
  1. Division of Forensic Mental Health, University of Leicester, Academic Unit, Arnold Lodge Medium Secure Unit, Leicester LE5 0LE

    EDITOR—Offending by psychiatric patients is of great public concern, and offending by former patients in medium secure units who are, or should be, receiving psychiatric supervision in the community is particularly interesting. The paper by Maden et al, although a welcome addition to the literature, obscures important aspects of the issue …

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