Mental disorder and violent crime: A problematic relationship

  title={Mental disorder and violent crime: A problematic relationship},
  author={Herschel A. Prins},
  journal={Probation Journal},
  pages={333 - 357}
  • H. Prins
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Psychology
  • Probation Journal
This article discusses the problems inherent in demonstrating the relationships between mentally-disordered states and crimes of violence. Particular mental states are selected, somewhat arbitrarily, for this purpose. The article argues that such relationships also need to be considered against current social concerns with public protection and risk prevention in the light of media influences. Practice concerns are addressed throughout the article. 

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