The psychological and legal aftermath of false arrest and imprisonment.
R. I. Simon,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
21(4): 523-8, 1993.
False arrest and imprisonment can be an extraordinarily stressful psychological trauma. This is
clearly demonstrated in the evaluation of forensic cases alleging false arrest and imprisonment, a
review of the recent forensic psychiatric literature and reported legal cases. A clinical vignette is
presented that illustrates the psychological trauma and sequelae associated with false arrest and
imprisonment. Psychiatric treatment of these individuals is discussed. A number of these cases are
litigated. [References: 13]