Criminality of the mentally ill in sheltered care: are they more dangerous?

@article{Hwang1996CriminalityOT,
  title={Criminality of the mentally ill in sheltered care: are they more dangerous?},
  author={Shueng Dar Hwang and Steven P Segal},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          93-105
        }
}
The sample of mental patients in sheltered care has a lower arrest rate than the general population in California in all categories of crimes, except for violent crimes. For violent crimes, the sheltered-care population is likely to be arrested at 1.33 times the rate of the state population, even when the heterogeneity of aggravated assault was taken into consideration. This indicates empirically that the mentally ill in sheltered care are more dangerous than the general population. For… CONTINUE READING
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