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As part of an evaluation of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme, we conducted in-depth interviews with 60 participants purposely sampled across four pilot DSPD units. This report is limited to the finding with potential `conceptual generalisability': namely the unanticipated finding of negative and hostile attitudes of participants being managed in hospital units compared with the prison system. The recent UK government policy decision to concentrate this programme in prisons may, in part, reflect the significance of these findings.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.111.101717

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

03/2012

Volume

200

Pages

252 - 253

Keywords

Commitment of Mentally Ill, Dangerous Behavior, Government Programs, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Humans, Incidental Findings, Male, Patient Satisfaction, Personality Disorders, Pilot Projects, Prisoners, Prisons, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Security Measures, United Kingdom