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Table 2 Forensic and clinical data of the FPSUs

From: CANFOR Portuguese version: validation study

  Forensic and clinical data
(n=143) n %
Judicial status   
Prisoners   
      Convicted 77 53.8
      On Remand 37 25.9
NGRI*, security measure 29 20.3
Actual offence   
Offences against persons 85 59.4
Offences against property 32 22.4
Other 26 18.2
Prior judicial history   
No convictions 71 49.7
Suspended sentence 18 12.6
Sentenced to prison 50 35.0
Security measure 3 2.1
Unknown 1 0.7
Number of prior convictions   
One 8 5.6
2 to 5 48 33.6
more than 5 15 10.5
Referral reasons for prisoners**   (n=114)   
Psychopathology 87 76.3
Danger to self 47 41.2
Danger to others 26 22.8
Drug withdrawal 18 15.8
Other 17 14.9
MINI diagnostic, current   (n=114)   
Major depression 64 56.1
Major depression with melancholic features 23 20.2
Dysthymia 9 7.8
Suicide risk 50 43.9
Mania, Hypomania 11 9.6
Panic disorder 10 8.8
Agoraphobia 4 3.5
Social phobia 2 1.8
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 5 4.4
Posttraumatic stress disorder 23 20.2
Alcohol dependence/abuse 10 8.8
Non-alcohol substance dependence/abuse 54 47.4
Psychotic disorders 16 14.0
Anorexia nervosa 2 1.8
Bulimia nervosa 16 14.0
Generalized anxiety disorder 52 45.6
Antisocial personality disorder, lifetime 49 43.0
  1. 1 Not guilty by reason of insanity. ** One or more referral reasons.