Background African Caribbean men are over-represented in psychiatric and forensic services and in the prison population A failure of community services to engage mentally ill African - Caribbean men and their presentation through the criminal justice system culminates in a repeated pattern offorensic service and criminal justice system contact Method We carried Out a cross-sectional survey during a one-year period of a sample of potentially mentally men remanded to HMP Br xton n south London.
Men were interviewed to establish their place of birth, first language socio-demographic profile, ethnicity, psychiatric diagnosis, levels of alcohol and substance misuse, crim nality. violence involved in their index offence. past psychiatric and forensic contacts and outcome of court appearance Results Two hundred and seventy-seven men were interviewed.
In comparison with White men, African - Caribbean men were more often diagnosed as having schizophrenia and were more often sent to hospital under a mental health act order African Caribbean men were remanded in custody despite more stable housing conditions and more favourable nd ces of lifetime criminality. substance misuse and violence.
Conclusions Community services, including diversion schemes. should be especially sensitive to African Caribbean men with schizophrenia who'fall outof care'who are not diverted back into care and are therefore unnecessarily remanded.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Négroïde, Royaume Uni, Europe, Délinquance, Justice, Système santé, Schizophrénie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Trouble comportement social, Psychose, Afrocarribéen
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Negroid, United Kingdom, Europe, Delinquency, Justice, Health system, Schizophrenia, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Social behavior disorder, Psychosis
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Code Inist : 002B18G. Création : 11/09/1998.