Table 1

Data Collected

Demographic information (age, gender, living conditions, level of education, employment, marital and parental status)
Impairment in activities of daily living
Criminal history
Previous trauma (defined according to DSM-5 criterion A for PTSD)
Substance abuse and treatment
Medical information (including medications prescribed, history of traumatic brain injury, and other health problems)
Psychiatric history (contact with community mental health services, prior psychiatric admission, prior suicide attempts, prior assessments, and psychosis at the time of the alleged offending)
Cognitive assessments (including Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE)10, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)11, Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS)12, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA)13, Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota14, and Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neurological Status (RBANS)15 when performed)
Presence of mental disorder as defined by New Zealand Mental Health Act (MHA)16, Protection of Personal and Property Rights (PPPR) Act17 status (guardianship legislation for people who have lost decision-making capacity)
Psychiatric diagnoses (including malingering)
Report writers’ opinions
Details surrounding the current charges (whether charge was violent or sexual in nature, number of charges, time since offense occurred, gender of victim, relationship of victim to the alleged offender, location of offense, substance use at the time of offense, maximum tariff or sentence, motive, and activity after the offense)
Plea entered
Legal outcome (when available)