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Accuracy of self-reported arrests among a forensic SPMI population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15818605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Self-reports are prone to response error even in the most structured and standardized environment, but the highly stigmatizing nature of illegal behavior and the possible cognitive problems inherent to the SPMI population increase the likelihood of such error. Using administrative data as the gold standard, the validity of self-reported arrests was examined among 85 mentally ill substance-abusing individuals with justice involvement. The overall accuracy of self-reported arrests during a three-month recall period was 84.7%. Validity was higher among individuals who at the time of the follow-up interview were either in a jail diversion program or incarcerated. Individuals with a mood disorder appeared to be somewhat less accurate in their self-reports than subjects with schizophrenia, despite the implication of cognitive distortion accompanying this latter diagnostic category. Further research on issues such as the accuracy of self-reports over longer recall periods, or the accuracy of self-reported frequency of arrest, is necessary, given the reliance on self-report methodology in outcome studies.
Annette S Crisanti; Ranilo Laygo; Keith H Claypoole; John Junginger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral sciences & the law     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0735-3936     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Sci Law     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-14     Completed Date:  2005-08-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8404861     Medline TA:  Behav Sci Law     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-305     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
State of Hawai'i, Department of Health, West Hawai'i Mental Health Service, Kealakekua 96750, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crime / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Interview, Psychological
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence
Mental Recall
Prisoners / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology*
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Records as Topic / legislation & jurisprudence,  statistics & numerical data
Referral and Consultation / legislation & jurisprudence*
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Factors
Social Environment
Statistics as Topic
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Truth Disclosure*
Violence / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology

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