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Violence among the Mentally III

Effective Treatments and Management Strategies

  • Sheilagh Hodgins

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASID, volume 90)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Violence by the Mentally Ill: Prevalence, Triggers, and Determinants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia A. Brennan, Emily R. Grekin, Eric J. Vanman
      Pages 3-18
    3. John Monahan, Paul S. Appelbaum
      Pages 19-34
    4. Henry J. Steadman, Eric Silver
      Pages 35-48
    5. Gilles Côté
      Pages 49-57
    6. Jasmine A. Tehrani, Sarnoff A. Mednick
      Pages 59-75
    7. Matti Virkkunen
      Pages 77-87
  3. Assessment, Effective Treatment, and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Christopher D. Webster, Kevin S. Douglas, Henrik Belfrage, Bruce G. Link
      Pages 119-144
  4. Preventing Violence in Hospitals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. V. L. Quinsey
      Pages 213-235
    3. Stål Bjørkly
      Pages 237-250
  5. Preventing Violence in Correctional Facilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Prevention of Crime and Violence Among the Mentally III was held in May 1999 in Tuscany, Italy. Participants from 15 countries attended. Since care for persons with mental illness (schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, atypical psychoses) has been deinstitutionalized, some persons with these disorders are committing crimes and serious violence. Consequently, societies around the world are confronted with a new challenge: to provide mental health care and social services to mentally ill persons in a humane way that will prevent illegal behaviours. Research in this field has been dominated by investigations designed to improve clinicians' accuracy in predicting violent behaviours, with little attention focused on the organization and implemen­ tation of treatments. The premise of the Advanced Study Institute was that treatments must have em­ pirically proven efficacy. Both professional ethics and public accountability require empirical evidence that each treatment will alleviate the problem that it targets. However, despite the fact that Western industrial societies provide treatment for mentally ill persons who have offended, there is a very limited base of knowledge on what constitutes effective treatment and how such treatments should be organized and delivered. The Advanced Study Institute was an attempt to stimulate and encour­ age research that will extend this knowledge base. The goals were to review what is known about mentally ill offenders and about effective treatments for them, and to provide a framework for the orientation of future investigations designed to improve treatment efficacy.


Crime Criminal Violence Violence assessment intervention psychiatric disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheilagh Hodgins
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Violence among the Mentally III
  • Book Subtitle Effective Treatments and Management Strategies
  • Editors Sheilagh Hodgins
  • Series Title NATO Science Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6437-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6438-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4130-7
  • Series ISSN 0258-123X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Public Health
    Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
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