Schizophrenia and criminal offending: the role of psychopathy and substance use disorders
2004 (English)In: Criminal justice and behavior, ISSN 0093-8548, E-ISSN 1552-3594, Vol. 31, no 4, 367-391 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This study investigated the associations of psychopathy and substance use disorders (SUDs) with criminal offending among 202 men with schizophrenia and 78 men with a primary diagnosis of psychopathy. Comparisons among six groups of offenders indicated that non-mentally ill offenders diagnosed with psychopathy committed the highest numbers of offenses per year at risk. Among offenders with schizophrenia, those with high psychopathy scores committed more crimes than those with low psychopathy scores. Among non-mentally ill offenders with psychopathy and schizophrenic offenders with high psychopathy scores, those with and without SUDs committed, on average, similar numbers of offenses. These findings Suggest that among offenders with psychopathic traits, the traits, not substance abuse, are associated with criminal offending.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2004. Vol. 31, no 4, 367-391 p.
schizophrenia, criminal offending, psychopathy, substance use disorders
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122160DOI: 10.1177/0093854804265173ISI: 000222844400001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-122160DiVA: diva2:941261