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Title: Association between Violent Crime and Psychosis in Men Serving Prison Terms.
Authors: Saavedra, Javier
López, Marcelino
Trigo, M Eva
Keywords: prisons;psychological disorders;psychosis;schizophrenia;violence
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Educational Status
Mental Health Services
Middle Aged
Psychotic Disorders
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Suicide, Attempted
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2017
Abstract: Psychosis has been associated with committing violent crimes. However, it has been reported that the association is mediated by toxin consumption, personality disorders, and positive symptoms. This study will examine the relationship between different psychological disorders and sociodemographic variables, and violent crime perpetration in a sample of 472 men serving prison terms in Andalusia, Spain. A correlation-based, retrospective study was conducted and data were analyzed through logistic regression. The sample is representative of the Andalusian prison population, with a 95% level of confidence and .02% precision. Inmates were sampled and diagnosed by expert clinicians using the SCID-I and the IPDE-II. We computed bivariate correlations between the aforementioned variables and perpetration of violent crimes (murder, homicide, attempted murder, and injury) to later apply logistic regression and find adjusted odds ratios. We confirmed the association between diagnosis of functional psychoses and violent crime, with a significant adjusted odds ratio in the last model (OR = 3.71; p = .010). Other significant variables that acted like risk factors include suicide attempts (OR = 2.04; p = .046), having received care at a mental health facility in the year before imprisonment (OR = 3.83; p = .008), and more strongly than the psychosis diagnosis, low level of education (OR = 10.32; p = .029). Toxin consumption and personality disorders were not significant in the final model.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1017/sjp.2017.27
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