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

Table 19 – primary diagnoses by conditions imposed at initial hearing
Condition Schizophrenia N (%) Affective Disorders N (%) Mental Retardation N (%) Delusional Disorders N (%) Personality Disorders N (%) Substance Abuse N (%) Organic Brain Disorders N (%)
Live in a particular location (e.g. group home) 984 (95.3%) 737 (95.6%) 132 (95.5%) 123 (91.9%) 87 (100%) 60 (96.8%) 66 (87.5%)
Mandated medication/treatment 825 (79.9%) 484 (62.8%) 66 (47.5%) 119 (89.1%) 69 (79.5%) 43 (69.7%) 46 (60.8%)
Alcohol/drug restrictions 510 (49.4%) 422 (54.7%) 36 (26.0%) 33 (25.0%) 56 (64.4%) 62 (100%) 51 (67.7%)
Weapons restrictions 205 (19.8%) 241 (31.2%) 46 (33.6%) 14 (10.2%) 22 (25.4%) 15 (23.8%) 26 (34.9%)
Reporting requirements (e.g., weekly) 148 (14.3%) 214 (27.7%) 34 (24.8%) 14 (10.2%) 14 (15.7%) 6 (9.7%) 21 (28.0%)
Attend assessment for treatment/counselling 125 (12.1%) 182 (23.7%) 31 (22.7%) 0 (0.0%) 13 (14.7%) 13 (20.6%) 27 (36.2%)
Non-communication with victim 47 (4.5%) 143 (18.5%) 27 (19.8%) 24 (18.3%) 14 (15.7%) 4 (6.9%) 14 (18.1%)
Banned from a particular location 8 (0.8%) 109 (14.1%) 11 (7.8%) 0 (0.0%) 14 (15.7%) 4 (6.9%) 11 (11.2%)
General mobility restrictions (e.g., curfew) 32 (3.1%) 27 (3.5%) 8 (6.0%) 20 (15.1%) 4 (4.9%) 0 (0.0%) 15 (19.4%)
Non-communication with others (e.g., children) 0 (0.0%) 51 (6.6%) 15 (11.2%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (4.9%) 4 (6.9%) 14 (18.1%)
Administrative conditions 48 (4.6%) 39 (5.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 11 (17.4%) 0 (0.0%)
Transportation restrictions (e.g., driving, bus) 20 (2.0%) 32 (4.2%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (3.2%) 4 (5.6%)
Live with a particular person (e.g., parent) 9 (0.9%) 4 (0.6%) 19 (13.4%) 11 (8.1%) 4 (4.9%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (6.9%)
Imposed custody 21 (2.1%) 4 (0.6%) 1 (0.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 9 (12.5%)
Attend school/work 3 (0.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
  • Other dispositions include cases where the charges were withdrawn or stayed, cases that were transferred to another province, or cases where the accused died.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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