The Review Board Systems in Canada: An Overview of Results from the Mentally Disordered Accused Data Collection Study

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Table 18 – primary diagnoses by original disposition
Disposition Schizophrenia N (column %) Affective Disorders N (column %) Mental Retardation N (column %) Delusional Disorders N (column %) Personality Disorders N (column %) Substance Abuse N (column %) Organic Brain Disorders N (column %) Other Diagnoses N (column %)
Absolute discharge 203 (4.4%) 425 (20.6%) 36 (9.7%) 32 (8.4%) 39 (11.1%) 32 (17.5%) 15 (5.4%) 61 (15.0%)
Conditional discharge 1,099 (24.0%) 804 (39.1%) 141 (37.5%) 144 (37.3%) 98 (28.1%) 63 (34.5%) 76 (27.7%) 116 (28.7%)
Detention 2,739 (59.9%) 719 (34.9%) 170 (45.2%) 154 (39.9%) 196 (56.3%) 73 (40.0%) 153 (55.7%) 184 (45.4%)
Fitness determination 469 (10.3%) 99 (4.8%) 28 (7.4%) 46 (11.8%) 16 (4.5%) 15 (8.1%) 9 (3.4%) 42 (10.5%)
Other dispositions 62 (1.4%) 11 (0.5%) 1 (0.3%) 10 (2.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 22 (7.9%) 2 (0.5%)
  • Other dispositions include cases where the charges were withdrawn or stayed, cases that were transferred to another province, or cases where the accused died.
  • Fitness determination indicates that the accused was returned to court and found fit to stand trial prior to a disposition.
  • Percentages may not always total 100% due to rounding error.
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