By Sheilagh Hodgins
Lately there was an important elevate in crime between folks being affected by significant psychological issues. The authors try to describe the criminal activity of the mentally unwell and to spot the advanced chain of things which reason it. As a part of their research they study a special crew of 15,117 folks born in Stockholm who have been studied from prenatal improvement to the age of thirty. Their findings make a worthy contribution to ongoing debates on psychological wellbeing and fitness and felony justice coverage and perform.
Read or Download Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project PDF
Similar criminology books
The function of behavioral and social sciences within the court docket atmosphere has extended exponentially some time past few many years. it truly is now well known that scientists in those components supply serious contextual info for felony choice making, and that there's a trustworthy wisdom base for doing so.
This e-book examines the keep watch over of legal illness during the program of situational crime prevention rules. It spans topic areas--crime prevention and corrections--and may perhaps curiosity lecturers in addition to practitioners in those fields. On one hand, the publication offers a brand new version of situational prevention that has purposes past associations to neighborhood settings.
Featuring a transparent, accomplished overview of theoretical considering on crime, this publication encourages scholars to strengthen a deeper realizing of vintage and modern theories and offers an interdisciplinary method of criminology during the contributions of sociology, psychology and biology. A key textual content for any undergraduate scholar following programmes in criminology and felony justice, Theories of Crime covers issues resembling: the historic context of crime organic factors for legal behaviour mental causes for legal behaviour sociological factors for the legal behaviour the legal behaviour of ladies the felony behaviour of ethnic minorities.
Additional info for Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project
The ﬁrst questionnaire was constructed by Professor Kjell H¨arnqvist, University of G¨oteborg, who himself was drawing a 10 per cent national sample of pupils born in 1953 for a similar survey within his Individual Statistics Project. The questionnaire contained three tests of components of intelligence, three attitude scales about education and school, ﬁve scales measuring leisure interests, and several questions on plans for future education, on school work and leisure activities. The second questionnaire consisted of additional items on interests, evaluations of various occupations, and three sociometric questions, in each of which we asked for three classmates.
From population registers, various items of population book-keeping were recorded, such as addresses, marital status, occupations, emigration and deaths, causes of death (including suicide), and number of children born to or living with the cohort members. In addition we had access to two main categories of registers. First, we obtained information from registers or lists of decisions or evaluative statements on events or situations, by various authorities or experts: THE LONGITUDINAL APPROACH 37 decisions by local Social Welfare Committees and Child Welfare Committees (social assistants), schools (teachers and local school committees); tax authorities, public prosecutors and courts and hospitals (physicians).
All other series covered the whole of Sweden, within which 96% of the cohort were still registered in 1983. Like the three surveys of our own, our census and military data sets refer to a given point or a short period in time, and so do the delivery and school data sets, as well as sick-leave and income data sets for the adult members. Other sets, those from the social registers on social dependency, juvenile problems and delinquency, and those on tertiary education, crime and hospital care, cover substantial periods, although the last-mentioned three sets were censured at the end of 1983, which we decided to see as the end of young adulthood.
Criminality and Violence among the Mentally Disordered: The Stockholm Metropolitan Project by Sheilagh Hodgins