"The psychiatric community has debated for years the significance of the relationship between mental disorder and serious violence. Psychopathology and Violent Crime goes to the heart of this controversial and complex subject. Dr. Skodol presents the results of extensive epidemiologic samples and studies of criminal populations on the correlation between crime and mental disorder. Specifically, this reference covers: *Studies on the relationship of violence at Axis I psychopathology and discusses the genesis of violent behavior among psychotic patients *Findings from research data, clinical experience, and analysis of the personality profiles of 300 murderers, which provide clues on the motivations of murderers and prisoners *Research on the relationship between Axis II disorders and the motivation for criminal behavior, typically a neglected area of research"--(www.appi.org)
Andrew E. Skodol M.D.
1998 American Psychiatric Publishing
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