|About the Book|
Parole for Discretionary Lifers documents and draws conclusions for practice from a ground-breaking study of the lives of 150 discretionary life sentence prisoners after their release into the community by the Parole Board. Conducted by two forensic psychiatrists, David Tidmarsh and Sian Koppel, on behalf of the Parole Board, the study considered the prisoners? childhood and criminal history, the nature of the offense ? including manslaughter, arson and sexual offenses ? and the offenders? behavior both in prison and on license after release. The study results included information on physical and mental illness and personality disorder and examine reasons for recall, which occurred in about a third of the cases.