Violence and Mental Illness: An Overview

Ahonen, Lia

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-06-25
  • 售價: $2,060
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,957
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 84
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 3030187497
  • ISBN-13: 9783030187491
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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.


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