Geriatric offenders examined at a forensic psychiatry clinic

J Forensic Sci. 1991 Nov;36(6):1722-31.


This descriptive research paper reports on 52 geriatric defendants accused of criminal offenses and referred for forensic psychiatric evaluation. It addresses demographic and clinical variables in that population. The authors hope that the data will assist in planning for forensic and therapeutic services for geriatric persons in the criminal justice system.

MeSH terms

  • Aged / psychology*
  • Aged, 80 and over / psychology*
  • Crime / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology*
  • New York City / epidemiology
  • Violence*