Geriatric felons examined at a forensic psychiatry clinic

J Forensic Sci. 1985 Jul;30(3):730-40.


Descriptive statistics are presented on 25 defendants in the geriatric age range (aged 62 to 78 years old). Demographic variables, criminal charges, medical, neurological and psychiatric illnesses, prior criminal offenses, and final dispositions of the cases are tabulated, and implications for the criminal justice system and social services are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Crime*
  • Dementia / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Forensic Psychiatry*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Violence