SpringerBriefs in Criminology

Violence and Mental Illness

An Overview

Authors: Ahonen, Lia

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the association between mental illness and violence, taking different populations into account, including both juveniles and adults and accounting for gender and racial difference
  • Describes the perception of mental illness and violence in science media, common practices, and research and practice needs
  • Discusses the relationship between mental illness and intrapersonal violence (suicide), and victimization of mentally ill individuals
  • Recommends steps for using this knowledge in policy-making, practice, and the development of effective crisis intervention initiatives to de-escalate violence
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This brief summarizes the existing body of knowledge about the links between mental illness and violence, recommends improved methods to deal with potentially violent individuals with mental illness, and identifies pressing implementation and research needs.  In public perception and media reports, mental illness and violence - particularly gun violence - are unquestionably linked.  However, empirical research presents a more nuanced and complex view of this relationship.
Taking into account differences between youth and adults, as well as gender and racial difference, this innovative volume will be useful to policy-makers, legislators, researchers and students interested in addressing the growing public concern about mentally ill individuals at risk for violence.

About the authors

Lia Ahonen is assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Ahonen is trained in Criminology and Psychology. Her research areas include youth and adult crime in combination with mental illness, predictors of violence and gun violence, the development of violent crime over time, the treatment of serious behavioral problems, and policy issues pertaining to crime and justice in different countries. Relatedly, she is knowledgeable about organizational development of and leadership in institutions dealing with delinquents' needs for services

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18749-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence and Mental Illness
Book Subtitle
An Overview
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18750-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18750-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18749-1
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 84
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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