Criminal offending and distinguishing features of offenders among persons experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
AffiliationDepartment of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationCriminal offending and distinguishing features of offenders among persons experiencing a first episode of psychosis. 2011, 5 (1):15-23 Early Interv Psychiatry
JournalEarly intervention in psychiatry
AbstractPersons with severe mental illness (SMI) are at increased risk of criminal offending, particularly violent offending, as compared with the general population. Most offenders with SMI acquire convictions prior to contact with mental health services. This study examined offending among 301 individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis.