Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in incarcerated populations : current clinical considerations and recommendations

Allely, CS ORCID: and Allely, B 2020, 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in incarcerated populations : current clinical considerations and recommendations' , Journal of Criminal Psychology, 10 (1) , pp. 30-42.

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Purpose: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have a detrimental impact on the individual’s ability to benefit from rehabilitative prison-based programmes and studies have also found that there is an association between PTSD and higher rates of re-offending. Studies have also found that a significant number of cases of trauma and PTSD go undetected and therefore untreated in individuals who are incarcerated.
Approach: A literature review was carried out exploring studies which have investigated PTSD in incarcerated populations in order to identify current clinical considerations and recommendations.
Findings: This paper explores the key findings from the literature and highlights the important clinical implications and recommendations.
Value: To the authors' knowledge, this is the first paper to focus specifically on how the findings from the literature can inform clinical practice and also what factors need to be given greater consideration, going beyond current systematic reviews and literature reviews in the field.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Criminal Psychology
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 2009-3829
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Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 12:25
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 03:42

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