Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project

Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project

Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project

Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project

Synopsis

In recent years there has been a significant increase in crime among persons suffering from major mental disorders. The authors attempt to describe the criminality of the mentally ill and to identify the complex chain of factors which cause it. As part of their analysis they examine a unique group of 15,117 persons born in Stockholm who were studied from prenatal development to the age of thirty. Their findings make a valuable contribution to ongoing debates on mental health and criminal justice policy and practice.
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