Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered
The Stockholm Metropolitan Project
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Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered by Sheilagh Hodgins
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521580731
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheilagh Hodgins
Criminality and Violence Among the Mentally Disordered, Paperback (May 2009)
Attempts to describe and understand the criminality of the mentally disordered.
Neurobiological Basis of Violence, Hardback (February 2009)
There has been an explosion of knowledge about the developmental & neurobiological processes that lead to persistent violent offending. This book shows what can be achieved by integrating neuroscience with clinical practice, presenting a way forward for the development of effective treatments for persistent violent offending.
Violence, Crime and Mentally Disordered Offenders, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Sheilagh Hodgins
The mentally disordered criminal is a public nightmare, and the management of these offenders can be driven as much by political and economic concerns as by scientific evidence and professional judgement within the fields of mental health and correction services.
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Author Biography - Sheilagh Hodgins
Sheilagh Hodgins is Professor at the Universite de Montreal, Foreign Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, Montreal. Her recent books include Violence Among the Mentally Ill: Effective Treatments and Management Strategies (2000) and with R. Muller-Isberner Violence, Crime and Mentally Disordered Offenders: Concepts and Methods for Effective Treatment and Prevention (2000). Carl-Gunnar Janson is Sociology Professor Emeritus at Stockholm University. In 1964 he started Project Metropolitan and is still analyzing its data. He is the editor of Seven Swedish Longitudinal Studies in Behavioral Sciences (2000).
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