Aggression and attitudes to time and risk in weapon-using violent offenders.

@article{Brennan2010AggressionAA,
  title={Aggression and attitudes to time and risk in weapon-using violent offenders.},
  author={Iain R Brennan and Simon C. Moore and Jonathan Shepherd},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2010},
  volume={178 3},
  pages={536-9}
}
The use of weapons in violence increases both the severity of harm to victims and the severity of legal consequences for offenders, but little is known of the characteristics of violent offenders who choose to use weapons. Levels of anger, attitude to risk, time discounting, and antisocial history among a sample of weapon-using violent offenders (n=15) were compared to violent offenders who had not used a weapon (n=10) and nonviolent offenders (n=15). Results showed that weapon-using violent… CONTINUE READING