Mental disorder and crime

Paul V. Greenall, Maria Ioannou

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This chapter addresses the relationship between mental disorder and crime. The various forms of mental disorder are considered, especially distinguishing between personality disorders and mental illness. Whether people with these disorders have particular relationships to offending when compared with those who do not suffer these problems is examined. In so far as there are relationships, the difficulties of distinguishing between mental disorder as a cause as opposed to being a consequence of crime and criminality are explored. How mental disorder is dealt with in court is briefly considered, but a fuller account is given in Chapter 14.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationTopics in Applied Psychology
EditorsDavid Canter
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781444116953
ISBN (Print)9780203784235
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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