Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered by Sheilagh Hodgins

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.

Buy Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered by Sheilagh Hodgins from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521580731
ISBN-10: 0521580730
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered by Sheilagh Hodgins

Book Reviews - Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered by Sheilagh Hodgins

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered book by Sheilagh Hodgins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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).

Books By Sheilagh Hodgins

Neurobiological Basis of Violence by Sheilagh Hodgins
Hardback, February 2009
$125.05