Short bio

Dr. Leen Cappon is a unsalaried postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. She works as a researcher in the forensic psychiatric department of the Psychiatric Center Sint-Jan-Baptist in Zelzate. Her research focuses on (female) mentally disordered offenders and aggression management within forensic psychiatric care. She holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Criminology (Ghent University) and a Master’s degree in Psychology (Ghent University).

Work details

Selected societal impact activities

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  • Forensic psychiatric care
  • Female mentally ill offenders
  • Inpatient aggression

Selected projects

  • Treatment evaluation of female mentally disordered offenders in forensic psychiatric care (PC Sint-Jan-Baptist)
  • Aggression management in forensic psychiatric care (PC Sint-Jan-Baptist)

Selected publications

  • De Varé, J., Baetens, V., De Clercq, M., Tremmery, S., De Decker, A., Heyndrickx, M., & Cappon, L. (2017). Routine outcome monitoring in de forensische psychiatrie : Implementatie in de medium security unit in Zelzate. Panopticon, 38, 492-500.
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