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Título: Victimization and Psychopathology Prevalence’s in a Sample of Inmates in Cape Verde
Autores: Dias, Jorge
Dias, Ana Rita Conde
Souto, Maria Teresa Soares
Palavras-chave: VICTIMISATION
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
INMATES
SOCIAL REINTEGRATION
PSICOLOGIA
PSYCHOLOGY
VITIMIZAÇÃO
PSICOPATOLOGIA
RECLUSOS
REINTEGRAÇÃO SOCIAL
Editora: Ecronicon Open Acess
Citação: Dias. J., Conde, A.R., & Souto, T. (2019). Victimization and Psychopathology Prevalence’s in a Sample of Inmates in Cape Verde. EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 8 (9), 981-992.
Resumo: The literature and research suggested that both victimization and psychopathology are in themselves two risk factors associated with criminal recidivism. If on an international level, studies regarding the prevalence of prison victimization and on the prevalence of mental disorders have proliferated in the last decades, in Cape Verde they are nonexistent. So, the present research resorts to an inmate sample and aims to: characterize it regarding socio-demographic and criminal indicators and estimate either the prevalence of victimization and of psychopathological indicators. The sample includes 402 inmates, approximately 25% of the inmate popula- tion of Cape Verde. Two self-report instruments were used: a questionnaire on socio-demographic, criminal and prison characteriza- tion and the Brief Symptom Inventory. The results indicated that a significant number of prisoners reported having suffered some kind of violence in the prison context (37.1% reported having suffered some type of violence during their imprisonment and 21.4% reported having suffered violence in the last 12 months) and revealed indicators of psychopathology (namely psychotic problems and paranoid ideation). This study concludes that both victimization and mental health problems are present in inmates of Cape Verde and stresses the need to implement a system to identify, evaluate and intervene in these phenomena in the prison context. The eradication of victimization and the existence of mental health services and care, through the development and implementation of procedures for the evaluation, intervention and monitoring of prisoners for their rehabilitation and social integration, should be considered as guidelines to ensure safeguarded in the prison context and to promote high standard quality services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10437/12462
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ECPP-08-00543-2.pdfThe literature and research suggested that both victimization and psychopathology are in themselves two risk factors associated with criminal recidivism. If on an international level, studies regarding the prevalence of prison victimization and on the prevalence of mental disorders have proliferated in the last decades, in Cape Verde they are nonexistent. So, the present research resorts to an inmate sample and aims to: characterize it regarding socio-demographic and criminal indicators and estimate either the prevalence of victimization and of psychopathological indicators. The sample includes 402 inmates, approximately 25% of the inmate popula- tion of Cape Verde. Two self-report instruments were used: a questionnaire on socio-demographic, criminal and prison characteriza- tion and the Brief Symptom Inventory. The results indicated that a significant number of prisoners reported having suffered some kind of violence in the prison context (37.1% reported having suffered some type of violence during their imprisonment and 21.4% reported having suffered violence in the last 12 months) and revealed indicators of psychopathology (namely psychotic problems and paranoid ideation). This study concludes that both victimization and mental health problems are present in inmates of Cape Verde and stresses the need to implement a system to identify, evaluate and intervene in these phenomena in the prison context. The eradication of victimization and the existence of mental health services and care, through the development and implementation of procedures for the evaluation, intervention and monitoring of prisoners for their rehabilitation and social integration, should be considered as guidelines to ensure safeguarded in the prison context and to promote high standard quality services.318.57 kBAdobe PDFVer/Abrir


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