Prevalence of traumatic brain injury in incarcerated groups compared to the general population: a meta-analysis.

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Traumatic brain injury can cause numerous behavioral abnormalities including aggression, violence, impulsivity, and apathy, factors that can be associated with criminal behavior and incarceration. To better characterize the association between traumatic brain injury and incarceration, we pooled reported frequencies of lifetime traumatic brain injury of any severity among incarcerated samples and compared the pooled frequency to estimates of the lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury in the general population. We found a significantly higher prevalence of traumatic brain injury in the incarcerated groups compared to the general population. As such, there appears to be an association between traumatic brain injury and incarceration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Farrer, TJ; Hedges, DW

Published Date

  • March 30, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 390 - 394

PubMed ID

  • 21238529

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21238529

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4216

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2011.01.007

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England