Violent Crime in Asperger Syndrome: The Role of Psychiatric Comorbidity

@article{Newman2008ViolentCI,
  title={Violent Crime in Asperger Syndrome: The Role of Psychiatric Comorbidity},
  author={Stewart S. Newman and M. Ghaziuddin},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={1848-1852}
}
Although several studies have suggested an association between violent crime and Asperger syndrome (AS), few have examined the underlying reasons. The aim of this review is to determine to what extent psychiatric factors contribute to offending behavior in this population. Online databases were used to identify relevant articles which were then cross-referenced with keyword searches for “violence,” “crime,” “murder,” “assault,” “rape,” and “sex offenses.” Most of the 17 publications which met… Expand
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