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

Table 24 – Attendees at First Hearing
Attendee NCRMD N (%) UST N (%) TOTAL N (%)
Accused 6,372 (93.7%) 1,503 (80.1%) 7,875 (90.7%)
Treating Psychiatrist/Psychologist 4,959 (72.9%) 1,124 (59.9%) 6,083 (70.1%)
Lawyer for Accused 4,392 (64.6%) 1,615 (86.1%) 6,008 (69.2%)
Hospital/Institution Representative 3,653 (53.7%) 925 (49.3%) 4,578 (52.8%)
Crown 2,856 (42.0%) 1,188 (63.3%) 4,044 (46.0%)
Other Persons 1,490 (21.9%) 218 (11.6%) 1,708 (19.7%)
Case Worker 1,185 (17.4%) 205 (10.9%) 1,390 (16.0%)
Family/Support for Accused 1,020 (15.0%) 166 (8.8%) 1,186 (13.7%)
Program Director 120 (1.8%) 54 (2.9%) 173 (2.0%)
Interpreter 52 (0.8%) 64 (3.4%) 116 (1.3%)
Victim 29 (0.4%) 0 ( 0.0%) 29 (0.3%)

It is possible that the family member or other person in attendance was also the victim in some cases; therefore, more victims may have attended hearings.

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