Institute of Forensic Medicine


Forensic Psychiatric Service

The research department of the Forensic Psychiatric Service investigates a broad range of topics pertinent to the clinical practice of forensic psychiatry and psychology, including fundamental research regarding mental health issues in prison populations.

The department’s research focus encompasses inter alia:

  • Prevalence of mental disorder in incarcerated men and women in Swiss penal institutions
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of specific, structured group offender treatment programs
  • Validation of specific risk assessment tools in German-speaking detainees
  • Progress and trajectories of men and women who receive treatment and / or supervision at the outpatient department of the Forensic Psychiatric Service