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Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)

Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)

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Carl-Gunnar Janson Sheilagh Hodgins
Cambridge University Press, 3/14/2002
EAN 9780521580731, ISBN10: 0521580730

Hardcover, 244 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

In recent years it has become apparent that mentally ill people are at increased risk of committing crimes of violence. Most writing and research about crime and mental disorder has focused necessarily on the immediate problems which confront clinicians and law makers - assessing and managing the future risk of violence. In this important new book the authors attempt to step back from these immediate preoccupations and describe the criminality of the mentally ill and try to identify the complex chain of factors which cause it. As part of their analysis they examine a unique cohort composed of 15,117 persons born in Stockholm who were studied from pregnancy to the age of thirty. While they conclude that we still do not understand exactly how and why persons with major mental disorders commit crimes, their findings make a valuable contribution to ongoing debates on mental health and criminal justice policy and practice.

Preface
Introduction
1. Research on the criminality and violence of the mentally ill
2. The longitudinal approach
3. Swedish society and Stockholm
the cohort and its context
4. Criminality
5. Explanations of the criminality of the mentally ill
6. Early and late starters
7. Conclusion.