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Association between violent crime and psychosis in men serving prison terms

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Autor: Saavedra Macías, Francisco Javier
López, Marcelino
Trigo Sánchez, María Eva
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Experimental
Fecha: 2017
Publicado en: The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 20
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: 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 f...
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Cita: Saavedra Macías, F.J., López, M. y Trigo Sánchez, M.E. (2017). Association between violent crime and psychosis in men serving prison terms. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 20
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URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11441/75719

DOI: 10.1017/sjp.2017.27

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