1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Centre Nordsjælland, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hillerød4 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet
People with a major mental disorder are at increased risk of committing crimes, especially violent crimes, compared with the general population. Sub-groups have been identified based on age of onset of anti-social or violent behaviour. Mentally disordered offenders with early onset anti-social behaviour tend to have a lifelong pattern of it, but in a clinical setting, are they easily identifiable as a distinct sub-group?
Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2010, Vol 20, Issue 4, p. 295-304