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Part II ISQ Club - Forensic

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20 Part II ISQs on two topics will be posted twice a week. You are encouraged to post a reply in the thread, stating whether you think an ISQ is true or false and why (eg. a short explanation, with reference to the textbook you used). Please only deal with one ISQ in each post and include the question as the first line of your post. All ISQs are taken from previous posts by Forum members.

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1. Hare’s Psychopathy checklist has been validated for use in the general public

2. The number of previous convictions is an accurate indicator of risk of re-offending in paedophilia

3. People with learning disabilities are more likely to commit murder

4. If a schizophrenic patient commits arson, it is likely to be associated with their delusions

5. Being unfit to plead/stand trial is common outcome in defendants with mental illness

6. The total number of homicides committed by people with schizophrenia has risen over recent years

7. Epilepsy-related automatisms are a common cause of homicide by the mentally ill

8. Indecent exposure is the commonest sexual offence by men

9. People with schizophrenia are more likely to murder a stranger than a member of their own family

10. Muscle relaxation is a known treatment for paraphilias

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3. People with learning disabilities are more likely to commit murder

FALSE

Pg 817, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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4. If a schizophrenic patient commits arson, it is likely to be associated with their delusions

TRUE

Pg 820, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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6. The total number of homicides committed by people with schizophrenia has risen over recent years

FALSE

Pg 817, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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9. People with schizophrenia are more likely to murder a stranger than a member of their own family

FALSE

Pg 817, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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9. People with schizophrenia are more likely to murder a stranger than a member of their own family

FALSE (Taylor and Gunn, 1999)

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7. Epilepsy-related automatisms are a common cause of homicide by the mentally ill

FALSE

Pg 817, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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5. Being unfit to plead/stand trial is common outcome in defendants with mental illness

FALSE

Pg 822, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

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2. The number of previous convictions is an accurate indicator of risk of re-offending in paedophilia

TRUE

Pg 35,

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/prgpdfs/fprs99.pdf  Rapid Risk Assessment for Sex Offence Recidivism (RRASOR) (Hanson, 1997).

Pg 819, Comp to Psych Studies, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al

Pg 912 ( oxford ) recidivism rate is about one in three

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7] F BUCKLEY BIRD AND HARRISON P 260

8]T BBH P 254

9] F BBH P 253

8] T commonest single sexual offence BBH P 112

9] F

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x you were right. re: question 8.

Indecent exposure is the commonest sexual offence by men

TRUE.

I've removed my entry

Cheers

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dK and Jagdev:

2.The number of previous convictions is an ACCURATE indicator of risk of re-offending in paedophilia...........

I agree, the answer seems to be TRUE but i really think the term 'ACCURATE' is not cited by any text books or journals so i would actually mark it FALSE.

Accurate seems like 100% and we know there is no 100% in Psychiatry!!

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Q.10 - muscle relaxation is a known treatment for paraphilias

Might be True - review of treatment for sex offenders ( American Psychiatric Association, http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/50/3/349 ) reports use in imaginal desensitization, to help offenders learn they can tolerate their thoughts/impulses without acting on them. (by combining deep muscular relaxation with fantasy thinking). Presumably not used much but is 'known'

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no 8 indecent exposure is the commonest sexual offence by men

false indecent assault not exposure

manchester course

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no 10 muscle relaxattion is a known treatment fOr paraphilias

true deep muscle relaxation by imaginal desensitisation

google search

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no 8 indecent exposure is the commonest sexual offence by men

false indecent assault not exposure

manchester course

#8 Indecent exposure is the commonest sexual offence committed by men

True

Re: Shorter OTP 4th edition

'In England and Wales, indecent exposure is one of the most frequent sexual offences'

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I AGREE with mickey on no 2 there is nothing known as accurate predictor .....

The number of previous convictions is an ACCURATE indicator of risk of re-offending in paedophilia

I WOULD REGARD THIS AS FALSE

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