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Schizophrenia and Crime

Wong, KK-Y; (2019) Schizophrenia and Crime. In: Zeigler-Hill, V and Shackelford, TK, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer: Cham, Switzerland.

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Abstract

The comorbid relationship between schizophrenia and crime may prove difficult to accept by some researchers, practitioners, and the public alike. However, over the last 50 years, accumulating evidence from several follow-up studies and retrospective studies of birth cohorts, patients, and incarcerated populations globally, have established the schizophrenia and crime link. This chapter reviews the growing empirical evidence to date on the risk-factors and cures associated with schizophrenia, crime, and for both of these conditions. By understanding the etiology of this comorbid relationship, we can reduce the stigma that is associated with these disabling conditions and importantly, begin to direct more resources into developing preventive interventions for individuals at-risk for developing these disabling conditions.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Schizophrenia and Crime
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-28099-8
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2315-1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2315-1
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders; schizophrenia; psychosis; homicide; violence; mental health; crime; developmental.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10069172
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