Interaction of the criminal justice system and psychiatric professionals in which civil
commitment standards are prohibitive.
P. Solomon, R. Rogers, J. Draine and A. Meyerson,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
23(1): 117-28, 1995.
Three case studies are the basis for a discussion of the criminalization hypothesis as it may apply to
psychiatric probationers and parolees in the criminal justice system. In each of these cases, the
treating psychiatrist faced the problems of noncompliance with treatment and/or restrictive civil
commitment standards. The patient's status as a probationer or parolee played a pivotal role in
strategies for ensuring treatment through the criminal justice system as opposed to the mental health
system or civil commitment process.