Access to Firearms by Those With Mental Illness Is Not Fueling Mass Shootings, by Miranda Lynne Baumann and Brent Teasdale, TruthOut, January 7, 2018.
Use of risk assessment instruments to predict violence and antisocial behaviour in 73 samples involving 24,827 people: systematic review and meta-analysis, by Seena Fazel, Jay P Singh, Helen Doll, and Martin Grann, British Medical Journal, BMJ 2012;345:e4692 (2012)
Neuroleptics and Violence, by Catherine Clarke SRN, SCM, MSSCH, MBChA. and Jan Evans MCSP. Grad Dip Phys. (2012)
Schizophrenia and Violence: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, by Seena Fazel1, Gautam Gulati, Louise Linse, John R. Geddes, Martin Grann, PLoS Medicine, Vol 6: No. 8 (2009).
Homicide of Strangers by People with a Psychotic Illness, by Olav Nielssen, Dominique Bourget Taina Laajasalo, Marieke Liem, Alain Labelle, Helina Ha¨kka¨nenNyholm, Frans Koenraadt and Matthew M. Large, Schizophrenia Bulletin, October, 2009.
The Intricate Link Between Violence and Mental Disorder: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related conditions, by Eric B. Elbogen, PhD; Sally C. Johnson, MD, Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol 66(No.2), February 2009.
An analysis of medical and legal flaws in the PCL-R, by Dr. Bob Johnson, November 10, 2006.
Offending in psychiatric patients after discharge from medium secure units: prospective national cohort study, by A Maden, F Scott, R Burnett, G H Lewis, P Skapinakis. May 29, 2004, Article in the British Medical Journal that despite great public concern, offending by psychiatric patients after discharge is rare.
Does Psychiatric Disorder Predict Violent Crime Among Released Jail Detainees? A Six- Year Longitudinal Study, by Linda A. Teplin, Karen M. Abram, and Gary M. McClelland, American Psychologist 1994, Vol 49, No. 4: 335-342. This study found neither severe mental disorder nor substance abuse or dependence predicted the probability of arrest or the number of arrests for violent crime. Persons with symptoms of both hallucinations and delusions had a slightly higher number of arrests for violent crime, but not significantly so. These findings held even after controlling for prior violence and age.
The Criminality of the Mentally 111: A Dangerous Misconception, by Linda A. Teplin, Ph.D., Am J Psychiatry 142:5, May 1985. This study found that persons exhibiting signs of serious mental disorder were not suspected of serious crimes at a rate disproportionate to their numbers in the population. The patterns of crime for people labeled mentally disordered and for people not labeled mentally disordered were substantially similar.
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