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AbstractBackground Forensic outpatient treatment in Germany helps forensic patients back into society while managing the risk that these individuals present to public safety. Measures used to achieve this objective include ongoing psychiatric treatment and monitoring, case management, and controlling risk factors that may cause criminal behavior. In addition to the effects of treatment and control, good living conditions have been hypothesized to help prevent criminal recidivism and a number of studies have examined variables related to poor outcomes including recidivism among former prison inmates and sexual offenders. Yet, little is known about the predictive validity of certain candidate variables on the outcomes of German forensic outpatients. Methods In order to investigate variables that are likely to reduce the risk of unfavorable outcomes such as subsequent confinement or back-referral to inpatient treatment, we analyzed data from a forensic outpatient data project run by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (Forensic outpatient documentation system). Based on data provided by six forensic treatment units throughout the federal state of Baden-Württemberg since 2015, we compared 61 forensic outpatients that had either regularly ended treatment (group one, n = 25), or were referred back to a forensic hospital or prison (group two, n = 36). Information on the patients' working, living, and financial situation as well as information on their social network and relationship status, was used. The predictive validity of these factors on treatment outcome was tested with a logistic regression model. Results There were a number of a priori differences between the groups, but pro-social leisure activities in an outpatient environment and migration status were the only significant predictors of positive vs. negative outcome. Discussion Implications of these findings are discussed.dc.description.abstract
PublisherUniversität Ulmdc.publisher
LicenseCC BY 4.0 Internationaldc.rights
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KeywordForensic outpatient treatmentdc.subject
KeywordLiving conditionsdc.subject
KeywordViolent behaviourdc.subject
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 150 / Psychologydc.subject.ddc
LCSHAmbulatory medical caredc.subject.lcsh
MeSHForensic psychiatry; Methodsdc.subject.mesh
MeSHSocial conditionsdc.subject.mesh
TitleForensic outpatient variables that may help to prevent further detentiondc.title
Resource typeWissenschaftlicher Artikeldc.type
GNDAmbulante psychiatrische Versorgungdc.subject.gnd
InstitutionUKU. Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapieuulm.affiliationSpecific
InstitutionUKU. Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapieuulm.affiliationSpecific
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DOI of original publication10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00042dc.relation1.doi
Source - Title of sourceFrontiers in Psychiatrysource.title
Source - Place of publicationFrontiers Mediasource.publisher
Source - Volume11source.volume
Source - Year2020source.year
Source - Article number42source.articleNumber
Source - ISSN1664-0640source.identifier.issn
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