Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 098-103 : Results of the dissociative experiences scale in a jail population

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dc.contributor.author Snow, Marilyn S.
dc.contributor.author Beckman, Darlene
dc.contributor.author Brack, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-30T20:48:34Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-30T20:48:34Z
dc.date.issued 1996-06
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1796
dc.description p. 098-103 en
dc.description.abstract The Dissociative Experiences Scale II (DES II) was administered to 305 inmates in a detention center (DC) in a suburban area of greater metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. There were 229 male inmates and 69 female inmates who completed the study. Results show that 25 % of the jail population scored 30 or higher on the DES II (24.4 % of males, 27.5 % of females). The mean score on the DESII for the entire population was 21.7 with 40% of the population scoring above 20. Findings suggest that dissociative disorders in a jail population may be prevalent. Further studies using the DES II are needed to determine the factors influencing dissociative states in a criminal population. Also, studies should be conducted to determine the extent to which dissociative states of inmates represent pathology as opposed to environmentally-induced defense mechanisms. en
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dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 098-103 : Results of the dissociative experiences scale in a jail population en
dc.title.alternative Results of the dissociative experiences scale in a jail population en
dc.type Article en


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